Forest fire burns 6 acres in Addison

Posted May 30, 2010, at 8:52 p.m.

ADDISON, Maine — Gusting, brisk winds quickly spread a woods fire off McMann Road in Addison on Sunday afternoon, burning about 6 acres before it was declared contained about 4:15 p.m.

The fire was reported at 2 p.m. Maine Forest Service District Ranger Jeff Currier said the fire definitely was caused by human element but was not considered intentional.

Currier said the significant wind caused the fire to be very aggressive as it spread through young spruce and fir trees.

“The wind was out of the west so it was burning toward Route 187,” he said. “No structures were threatened.”

Currier said two forest rangers as well as firefighters from Addison, Columbia Falls, Harrington and Jonesport fought the fire, and a Maine Forest Service helicopter dropped water from the air.

“It was a great response,” Currier said.

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