Multiple fire department crews were on scene of a fire at 40 Easton Line Road in Fort Fairfield this morning. The structure was a quonset hut. We will have more information when it becomes available.
Around 6:30 AM, fire crews from Fort Fairfield, Easton, Caribou, and Presque Isle Fire Departments spent about four hours extinguishing a quonset hut fire full of hay bails that had ignited at Lucerne Farms on the Easton Line Road.
According to Deputy Chief Tim Browning, the hay bails ignited by spontaneous combustion. No foul play is suspected. Browning said the damage was in excess of $40,000.
Deputy Chief Browning thanks the area departments for their mutual aid.