AVON — Members of the Phillips Fire Department extinguished an unpermitted fire Friday night on Anson Valley Road, Phillips Fire Chief James Gould said Monday.

A mobile home had been cut into pieces and roofing, insulation and other material were being burned without a permit, he said.

The property is owned by Garth Sharpe of Massachusetts, Gould said.

He said those burning the material were upset that firefighters were called, the chief said. It was reported at 6:01 p.m. as a structure fire.

The Fire Department called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, put the fire out and left after a deputy arrived, Gould said.

The Maine Forest Service is investigating the matter, Gould said.

A Massachusetts number for Sharpe was no longer in service Monday.


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