WELLS — Firefighters from several departments contained three separate brush fires near the Downeaster railroad tracks about a mile into the woods off Bragdon Road Thursday night, and were scheduled to go back later today to quell hot spots.

The Amtrak Downeaster was stopped for several hours as firefighters worked to douse the flames. No one was injured.

Wells Fire Department Capt. Jeff Nawfel said firefighters aren’t 100 percent certain – and they are still investigating – but they believe the fires may have been sparked by passing trains.

Wells Fire Chief Dan Moore and rangers with the Maine Forest Service were at the scene this morning, and were to speak with officials from Amtrak Downeaster and Pan-Am Railways to carve out time when firefighters can get back to the scene and douse the hot spots.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 5:45 p.m., and departed around 11 p.m. Thursday.

Nawfel said there were two fires in excess of two to three acres each, and an another between the tracks and some power lines in a low bog area.

Portions of Bragdon Road were closed down for several hours Thursday night while firefighters hauled water to the scene.

Crews from Ogunquit, Sanford, North Berwick, Berwick, Kennebunk, York, York Beach and others provided mutual aid. In all, about 55 firefighters were at the scene, with others providing station coverage, Nawfel said.

Nawfel said the woods are dry, but today’s forecasted rain should provide some help.

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