UPDATE: Forest Service, Firefighters Contain Fire in Glenburn
Crews from half-a-dozen fire departments and the Maine Forest Service worked to keep a large wood pile fire from getting out of control in Glenburn. The fire on the Page Road was first spotted by a forest service helicopter around 2:30 Friday afternoon. It was on its way back from another mission but landed so a team could start tackling the flames. The chopper then took off to drop water on the fire. We’re told the fire started in a pile of logs but the hot, dry and breezy conditions helped it quickly spread to a nearby mobile home and the woods. The weather also put firefighters to the test.Crews from six towns were brought in and out to battle the fire.Glenburn Assistant Fire Chief Eric Strout says, “Really setting up an outstanding rehab and keeping guys and girls hydrated, rotating people through, getting gear off, getting them in the shade, getting them out of the sun, keeping the fluids going. some of the mutual aid agencies have set that up and done a great job with it.”Crews from Glenburn, Levant, Kenduskeag, Bradford, Hudson and Corinth all fought the fire.There were able to save the nearby mobile home, though it does have some smoke damage.No word yet on what started the fire.