A fire from a burn pile extended into a vacant brick house Wednesday afternoon at 440 Temple Road in Wilton, Fire Rescue Chief Sonny Dunham said. Sun Journal photo by Donna M. Perry

WILTON — About 25 firefighters from several departments responded Wednesday afternoon to 440 Temple Road to put out a fire at a vacant brick house, Fire/Rescue Chief Sonny Dunham said.

Owner Harold Essman was burning wood from a barn that was torn down and the fire got into the house, he said. The ell attached to the house caught fire and burned, he said.

Firefighters from several departments responded Wednesday afternoon to put a fire out at a vacant brick house at 440 Temple Road in Wilton.

No one lived there. Essman and his family live in another house on the property. The brick building was not insured.

Essman had a burn permit. A forest ranger is going to be at the scene with Dunham on Thursday.

No one was injured.

The fire was reported at about 3:15 p.m., Dunham said.

Firefighters from Wilton were assisted by crews from Farmington, East Dixfield, New Sharon, Livermore Falls and Temple.

About 25 firefighters responded to a vacant house Wednesday afternoon at 440 Temple Road in Wilton to extinguish a fire that had spread into the house from a fire burning wood from an old barn, Wilton Fire Rescue Chief Sonny Dunham said.


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