Presque Isle firefighters called to permitted burn that grew out of control

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 8:41 p.m.
 Adam Rider of the Presque Isle Fire Department surveys a fire at 215 Conant Road in Presque Isle on Wednesday. A resident was burning an old shed that then caught a trailer on fire.
Dave Allen
Adam Rider of the Presque Isle Fire Department surveys a fire at 215 Conant Road in Presque Isle on Wednesday. A resident was burning an old shed that then caught a trailer on fire.
The Presque Isle Fire Department fought a fire at 215 Conant Road in Presque Isle on Wednesday.
Dave Allen
The Presque Isle Fire Department fought a fire at 215 Conant Road in Presque Isle on Wednesday.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Local firefighters made short work Wednesday of extinguishing a controlled burn that briefly grew out of control.

Deputy Chief Adam Rider of the Presque Isle Fire Department said firefighters were called to 215 Conant Road about 5:25 p.m.

Rider said that the property owner, whose name was not immediately available, had obtained the permit needed to burn debris from a wooden shed he had demolished earlier. The fire, however, got away from him and ignited a nearby vacant mobile home that he also was in the process of removing, Rider said.

The property owner called the Fire Department, which extinguished the mobile home fire before major damage occurred, Rider said. He said the fire department was at the scene for about half an hour.

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