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Man pulled from Muddy River in Fens during brush fire

A brush fire broke out in the Fens on Thursday.
A brush fire broke out in the Fens on Thursday. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

The Boston Fire Department put out a brush fire in the Fenway area around 1 p.m. Thursday and rescued from the Muddy River a man who had been burned, according to the department’s Twitter account.

The Boston Fire Department said it had responded to a “large grass fire” at 59 Fenway in a tweet around 1:40 p.m.

The man was pulled from the Muddy River in the Fens by Boston firefighters equipped with survival suits, the department said in a tweet.

The fire sent flames high into the air and generated heavy black smoke, leading to the temporary closure of nearby roads.

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Fire department spokesman Brian Alkins said three engines responded to the fire.

 A man was pulled from the Muddy River in the Fens with severe burns near the Fenway Victory Gardens.
A man was pulled from the Muddy River in the Fens with severe burns near the Fenway Victory Gardens.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The Boston Fire Department put out a brush fire in the Fenway area.
The Boston Fire Department put out a brush fire in the Fenway area.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Firefighters moved the hose to a new location after putting out a large brush fire.
Firefighters moved the hose to a new location after putting out a large brush fire.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff