Dozens of firefighters called to forest fire in Newburgh

10:51 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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NEWBURGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- More than 60 firefighters in the Bangor area responded to an isolated forest fire in a wooded area of Newburgh Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started burning sometime before noontime. It broke out about three quarters of a mile off North Road near the Carmel town line. Newburgh's fire department quickly called in mutual aid and the Maine Forest Service for assistance. Firefighters from at least five other towns responded. Forest rangers also provided air support by calling in two helicopters to dump water on the fire.

Responders say no nearby homes were threatened at any point. The lot where the fire started is typically used for logging.

By the end of the day Tuesday responders were able to cut off the fire but could not put it out. They intend to resume the job early Wednesday.

Newburgh's fire chief says no one was seriously injured while fighting the fire.


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