CARMEL – A brush fire burned several acres of wooded area on Hampden Road today.
According to Carmel Fire Chief Ralph Shaw, the blaze started just after noon and was controlled in about an hour.
Shaw said the cause of the fire was a burn that took place yesterday. It was extinguished last night, but a pile of burned debris rekindled and spread today.
Eight neighboring towns and a Maine Forest Ranger helicopter assisted the Carmel Fire Department in putting out the flames.
“We were fortunate it wasn’t real windy,” Shaw said. “It was windy enough so that it was pushing it, but we had crew enough and the helicopter, and that helped us to get it under control better then. We could get in behind it with the helicopter.”
No injuries or other property damages were reported.