It was 6 PM on August 13th, last Sunday afternoon when I was called by a property owner who had smelled smoke and found a woods fire on a neighboring lot. I called 9-1-1 and had my department paged out to respond. While on my way to the scene, I had the Dispatch Center also page out neighboring town fire departments to provide water, manpower and trucks to help us put out the fire. The fire was relatively small (1/2 acre) but it had burned deep into the undergrowth. Two and a half hours later, 39 people, 8 fire trucks, and about 7,000 gallons of water, the fire was out and we were returning home.
Our thanks go to to the Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Alna, Dresden, and Newcastle Fire Departments for all their help on that Sunday afternoon away from their families.