Brush fire off Mile Hill Road contained

LACONIA — Firefighters, assisted by crews from Belmont and Gilford, spent two hours quelling a brush fire in a wooded area off Mile Hill Road early Monday afternoon.

Originally Belmont firefighters were dispatched to investigate reports of smoke seen from multiple fire towers. At 12:46 p.m. Laconia firefighters were called to an outside fire, which proved to be the source of the smoke reported from the towers. Firefighters found a fast moving fire in wooded terrain that posed no immediate threat to buildings Crews from Laconia, Belmont and Gilford brought the fire after it burnt between two and three acres.