Forest fire breaks out at Wilgus State ParkStaff Report | May 01,2013ASCUTNEY - 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.
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