DURHAM – Firefighters from four departments assisted Durham in quelling a woods fire Thursday afternoon at 90 Auburn Pownal Road.

Durham Fire Chief Bill St. Michel said the fire started from a permitted burn to clear a house lot. It was between 700 and 800 feet off the road into the woods, he said, and consumed an acre. Firefighters were at the scene for just over two hours.

The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. and firefighters were back in service at 3:15 p.m., St. Michel said.

Two tankers, a forestry truck and Durham Rescue were initially dispatched. Mutual aid was provided by one engine from Auburn, a forestry truck from New Gloucester, a tanker from Pownal and a forestry truck from Freeport. Lisbon Falls Fire Department filled in at the Durham station.

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