Charred birch trees bear witness to the damage caused by a fire off of the Happytown Road in Ellsworth Thursday afternoon, which burned several acres of land. An RV, visible in the background, did not appear to have been damaged by the fire. PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER

Fire chars grass, woods on Happytown Road Thursday afternoon

ELLSWORTH — Fire scorched several acres of land off of Happytown Road Thursday afternoon, bringing in firefighters from several neighboring towns to help extinguish the flames.

The pinpoint on this map shows the approximate location of the fire. GOOGLE MAPS
The pinpoint on this map shows the approximate location of the fire.

The fire was located at 170 Happytown Road, just a short distance north of where it intersects with Route 1.

The ground in the woods at the scene was solid black, covered with charred leaves and brush.

Firefighters from Ellsworth were joined by crews and vehicles from Lamoine, Orland and Hancock, as well as the Maine Forest Service.

As of early afternoon, there were no large flames visible and firefighters appeared to be focused on extinguishing hot spots to keep the fire from reigniting.

The fire appeared to be contained between the driveway at the property and the west side of Carters Brook, which runs parallel to Happytown Road.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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