Fairfield Camp Fire Ignited Into A Large Brush Fire
A camp fire ignited into a brush fire in Fairfield Monday according to centralmaine.com.
Greg Cushing had felled some trees last year to clear some additional land off Rt 193 by his home.
After a camp fire he had going earlier in the day Monday was put out, at least he thought it was out, ended up spreading due to some embers that were still let being blown by the wind which landed on the downed brush pile.
A person driving by the scene noticed that the fire looked out of control and called in the fire to 911. The Fairfield fire department along with Norridgewock, Oakland, and some crew from Waterville responded and put out the fire.
The crews remained on the scene for some time after to ensure that the fire was completely out.
There was no damage to persons or buildings on the property however about 3/4 of an acre was charred in the fire.
Many fire departments, including Fairfield are not currently giving out burn permits due to the very dry conditions that can burn out of control extremely quickly.
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