DANFORTH — Firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out this afternoon in a remote section of Danforth, a town near the New Brunswick border.

Kent Nelson, a Fire Prevention Specialist with the Maine Forest Service, said a Maine Forest Service helicopter has been dumping water on the fire.

The fire, which was reported around 4 p.m., has destroyed five acres. Nelson said ground crews seem to be getting the fire under control.

Nelson said the fire started after a skidder rolled over on a steep ridge.  A spark from the skidder may have started the fire.

Nelson said the state typically handles about 400 wildfires each year.

He urged campers and others working in the woods to use extreme caution. The woods are very dry now and unless there is rain, the conditions may only get worse, Nelson said.

Most areas of the state are listed as having a moderate to high fire danger.