• Forest fire breaks out at Wilgus State Park
    Staff Report | May 01,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    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.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    The Shumlin administration and legislative leaders are questioning aspects of a renewable energy... Full Story
    BENNINGTON The owner of a Pownal GMC dealership was fined $1,000 on Friday after pleading... Full Story
    BENNINGTON A local man is being held in the Rutland jail after two people said he brandished a... Full Story
    More Articles