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 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.