VASSALBORO — Multiple emergency agencies battled a woods fire Tuesday into the evening on Gray Road near the center of town.

The fire, about a mile from a log yard, had spread for about 3 acres by about 2:30 p.m., Winslow Deputy Fire Chief Charles Theobald Sr. said. The Winslow Fire Department initially responded to the report of the fire about 12:15 p.m., he said. Gray Road connects Route 32 in the center of town to Taber Hill Road.

While the cause is still unknown, Theobald said the fire isn’t really surprising, given the recent dry weather.

“It’s long overdue,” he said at the scene.

By about 2:30 p.m., fire departments from Vassalboro, Winslow and South China, as well as Maine State Police and the Maine Forestry Service, all had arrived to deal with the fire.

The Forestry Service dropped buckets of water from a helicopter over the fire through the afternoon.

They continued to fight the fire after 5 p.m., but no further information was immediately available.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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