HALLOWELL — A small grass fire that flared Friday on Interstate 95 was sparked after a tire blew out on a tractor-trailer.

Lt. Patrick Saucier of the Gardiner Fire Department said the brush fire was contained to a roughly 20-foot by 30-foot area and caused no injuries or property damage.

The fire occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the northbound lane near mile marker 108. Saucier said the blowout caused the truck to come to a stop on its rim and sparks from the rim on the pavement apparently ignited the fire.

Saucier said dry weather is beginning to affect fire levels. He said elevated danger levels are likely next week without a round of rain.

AUGUSTA

THURSDAY

At 4:04 p.m., there was an accident on Hospital Street.

4:53 p.m., there was an accident on Interstate 95 near exit 109.

5:14 p.m., there was a report of traffic light problems at the intersection of West River Road and Route 3.

6:31 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Riverside Drive.

9:20 p.m., theft was reported at Williams playground on Quimby Street.

11:51 p.m., an aggravated assault was reported at Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue.

FRIDAY

At 1:54 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Capitol Street.

7:19 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Mount Vernon Avenue.

7:20 p.m., mischief was reported at Maine Industrial Repair Services on Darin Drive.

FARMINGDALE

THURSDAY

At 11:25 a.m., there was an accident on Outlet Road.

3:41 p.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

10 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Maine Avenue.

GARDINER

THURSDAY

At 9:48 a.m., an assault was reported on School Street.

10:20 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity at Winter Street Baptist Church on Winter Street.

10:54 a.m., there was an accident on Bridge Street.

3:33 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

HALLOWELL

THURSDAY

At 6:57 p.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance at Sparetime Recreation on Whitten Road.

7:21 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Sparetime Recreation on Whitten Road.

LITCHFIELD

THURSDAY

At 1:57 p.m., there was an accident on Richmond Road.

FRIDAY

At 5:18 a.m., theft was reported on Hallowell Road.

8:46 a.m., a person was reported missing from Hallowell/Litchfield Road.

MANCHESTER

THURSDAY

At 6:34 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

READFIELD

THURSDAY

At 5:45 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Greenes Way.

WINTHROP

THURSDAY

At 9:37 a.m., a person was reported missing on Route 133.

11:08 a.m., there was a report of an overdose on Main Street.

8:39 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

10:30 p.m., an 18-year-old Winthrop man was issued a summons on Main Street charging him with terrorizing.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

THURSDAY

At 9:59 p.m., Patrick J. Burns, 50, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release at Circle K, on Eastern Avenue.

WINTHROP

THURSDAY

At 1:20 a.m., John G. Michaud, 24, of Augusta, was arrested on charging of violating conditions of release, operating under the influence and operating after suspension, on Bowdoin Street.

2:52 p.m., Bridget R. Tillson, 22, of Winthrop was arrested on warrants charging failure to pay fines, on Bowdoin Street.

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