HAMPDEN – Fire crews made fast work of a brush fire in Hampden Monday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to 325 Old County Road when a brush fire was reported.
According to firefighters, the fire began as the result of a poorly extinguished camp fire in that area on Sunday night.
With the recent stretch of dry, windy weather, the Maine Forest Service has issued a warning for elevated fire danger and because of that warning, the town of Hampden is not issuing fire permits.
“Keep an eye on the wind direction, things are starting to dry out at this point, so any fire, even if it was started today or yesterday as a camp fire, make sure it’s all the way out,” said Hampden Deputy Fire Chief Jason Lundstrom.
Lundstrom said about an acre of land burned but thanks to the excellent response from Hampden and Hermon firefighters, no other damage or injuries occurred.