GILFORD — Area firefighters spent Friday night into early Saturday extinguishing a brush fire that charred two acres on Belknap Mountain Road before being extinguished.
Chief Stephen Carrier said the fire was reported just before midnight and was caused by a permitted fire that rekindled on the windy evening.
He said the darkness was what made it difficult to fight. He said at one point it appeared to spread to an area on Marjorie Way, but that was quickly extinguished.
He said crews returned on Saturday and extinguished four or five hot spots, but when he returned on Sunday, the fire was completely extinguished.
On Monday and in other parts of the state, firefighters from the capital area and Belmont Fire and Rescue was battling a blaze in Loudon while firefighters in the north county were working to extinguish a large brush fire that at times came dangerous close to burning the historic Albany wooden covered bridge. As of 11 a.m. Monday, crews continued to try to contain the fire near the bridge.
Carrier said that with rain predicted for the next two days, fire danger should diminish significantly.
– Gail Ober
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