Gouldsboro wildfire under control, contained at 2 acres

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted July 17, 2013, at 8:44 p.m.

GOULDSBORO, Maine — Fire crews from the Maine Forest Service and the towns of Gouldsboro, Sullivan and Sorrento have contained an accidental wildfire believed to have been caused by spark from a feller buncher track.

The fire off Gouldsboro Point Road was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday by loggers who were working in the area at the time, Regional Forest Ranger Jeff Currier of the Maine Forest Service said. He said that about two acres of woodland burned before the fire was brought under control about 7:30 p.m.

Local firefighters from the area were assisted by a Maine Forest Service helicopter that brought water carrying abilities and a Helitack team to the scene from Old Town.

Firefighters planned to remain at the scene until after dark and planned to return Thursday morning, Currier said.

Currier said that no structures were threatened by the fire and that no injuries were reported.

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