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Multiple crews battle wildfire in Bangor

Crews will be back on scene Saturday making sure it is extinguished and picking up equipment.
Wildfire off Church Road in Bangor
Wildfire off Church Road in Bangor(WABI)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:41 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Crews from multiple departments as well as the Maine Forest Service battled a wildfire off Church Road in Bangor Friday afternoon.

Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins tells us the fire is now contained.

“Crews did find a pretty sizeable fire when they arrived on scene, they estimated they had about one to two acres going,” Higgins said while on scene. “At this point we estimate that there’s been about six acres that have burned. We’ve been assisted by several of our area partners with their tankers to get water in. It’s taken quite a bit of water with the fire getting going today and the gusty winds have been churning the fire back up, so they’ve had to make sure to soak it down good.”

No one was injured, and no structures were damaged.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Ranger Erik Ahlquist has mapped Friday's wildfire perimeter for the incident off Church Road in Bangor. It totals 4.6 acres. The fire is now fully contained and the cause remains under investigation. #MEfire

Posted by Maine Forest Rangers on Saturday, June 19, 2021

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