Forest fire breaks out at Wilgus State Park
Staff Report | May 01,2013
ASCUTNEY - About 20 trucks from many local fire departments responded to a forest fire Wednesday afternoon near Wilgus State Park.
The fire started around 1 p.m. and firefighters got it under control by 3:30 p.m., according to Ascutney Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding.
The fire had spread to about 3 acres before it was controlled, he said.
The chief said he believed the fire was started by motorcyclists at the scene off Route 5 south of Ascutney, across from Wilgus State Park.
Other forest or brush fires were also reported in Windsor and nearby Cornish, N.H., as well as in Hardwick in northern Vermont.
Spaulding said he had received instructions from the state level not to issue any further burn permits due to dry conditions.