GOULDSBORO — A Maine Forest Service helicopter responded but was not needed to put out a small brush fire Monday morning on the Libby Road off Route 1.
In just over an hour, firefighters from Gouldsboro, Franklin, Sorrento and Sullivan had the largely underground fire fully extinguished, Gouldsboro Fire Chief Todd Daley reported.
A hunter, who was checking on a barrel of bear bait, reported the fire about 10:30 a.m. Firefighters had to cut back vegetation along the road in order to get tankers through to the isolated area amid blueberry fields. The fire was contained to an area totaling about 1.5 acres.
Daley said Tuesday’s showers would not diminish significantly the recent dry conditions and reminded the public that fire permits are not being issued and open campfires are discouraged.