Tilton brush fire reaches home on Sanborn Road

TILTON — Firefighters extinguished a brush fire on Sanborn Road that had started to spread to a home Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Tilton-Northfield Fire Chief Mike Robinson said the fire began in the wooded area next to the home. When firefighters got notified that the fire had started burning the side of the house, he said the supervisor called for a first alarm.

Firefighters from Gilford, Belmont, Franklin, and Sanbornton responded, however Tilton-Northfield Firefighters were able to stop it from doing a lot of a damage to the exterior of the house.

Robinson said there was some minor charring.

Robinson said he doesn't know what started the blaze but noted that it has been unusually dry and windy. He said people should use extra caution until the area gets some rain or snow.

Late afternoon yesterday Gilford firefighters put out a grass fire that burned between two homes on Salt Marsh Pond Road.

A neighbor said one of the homeowners appeared to have put a bucket of ashes outside and the wind picked up the sparks and started some leaves on fire. He said the charred area was about the size of half of a football field.