HUDSON, Maine — Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in a camper Thursday morning thanks to a phone call from a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the camper’s windows.
“There was a small fire inside that was rapidly spreading,” said Hudson Assistant Fire Chief Josh Lilley.
The “older-model” camper was parked about 30 feet away from a residence on Darling Road, he said. No one was home when the fire broke out.
Firefighters received the call just before 9:30 a.m. and were on scene nine minutes later, Lilley said.
Hudson’s 11-person fire crew left the scene around an hour later, having successfully contained the damage to the inside of the camper, according to Lilley.
“It was a combination of a very early response and an early notification of the fire,” he said.
Crews from four surrounding communities were called to respond to the fire, but they were turned away before they arrived at the scene, Lilley said.