A wooden fence and several wooden pallets were lightly damaged after a grass fire started early Tuesday afternoon behind a Gardiner home, according to Chief Al Nelson, of the Gardiner Fire Department.

Gardiner and Farmingdale firefighters responded to and quickly extinguished the brush fire, which started behind a Pleasant Street home.

Nelson attributed the fire to an earlier one the homeowner had set. On Sunday, Nelson said, the homeowner obtained a burn permit, burned some brush and put the fire out in the afternoon. The homeowner had not returned to the site since Sunday, he added.

“As near as I can figure, there were some embers underneath the pile that the little breeze we had today reignited,” Nelson said.

The home was not damaged, according to Nelson.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.