October 21, 2019
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Dump truck catches fire at Hughes Brothers construction firm

Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
Firefighters at the scene of a Thursday morning fire at Hughes Brothers Construction on Main Road in Hampden.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Firefighters from several departments quickly extinguished a dump truck fire at a local construction firm Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported.

Crews were called to Hughes Brothers at 719 Main Road North shortly before 7 a.m., Hampden Fire Lt. Dan Pugsley said.

Firefighters learned that it was a dump truck on fire while they were en route, and heavy black smoke was billowing out of a garage bay the truck was parked in when crews arrived, Pugsley said.

The fire did not extend to any nearby offices, as crews were able to get it under control in about 10-15 minutes, Pugsley said. No employees were in the building at the time of the fire.

Because of the size of the building, water was an issue, Pugsley said, but crews were able to hook up to a nearby hydrant.

Pugsley said the truck was extensively damaged and crews were working to determine a cause.

Firefighters from Hampden, Bangor, Holden, Winterport, Newburgh and Hermon went to battle the blaze.

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