PALERMO - The Maine Forest Rangers and crews from several fire departments responding to a large grass fire late Tuesday afternoon in the town of Palermo.
Officials say the blaze spread quickly across more than two acres of land. It happened in a wooded area behind a home at the intersection of Route 3 and the Banton Road.
Fire officials tell us the homeowner had tossed ashes from a wood stove outside, two days ago. The wind picked up Tuesday, and likely sparked the blaze.
The homeowner tried to put it out with a hose, but was unsuccessful. The Forest Ranger helicopter assisted crews in battling the fire.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.