Firefighters put out brush fire along Hooksett walking trailBy MELISSA PROULX
Union Leader Correspondent
October 21. 2017 9:02AM
HOOKSETT - More than an acre of land was scorched early Saturday morning after a fire broke out along a walking trail behind a residential area.
The fire was reported just before 2 a.m. on Saturday. Firefighters found an acre and a half of brush burning near the Abbey and Westminster Units of the Granite Hill neighborhood off Hooksett Road.
The fire was deemed under control about an hour later and there was no threat to homes nearby.
Due to the dry conditions, the fire was burning a foot or more deep, making it challenging to put out, said Hooksett's Assistant Fire Chief Steven Colburn.
Fifteen firefighters from Hooksett, Bow and Allenstown worked to put out the fire and were at the scene until just before 7:30 a.m. Crews will return to check for any hot spots later Saturday.
The fire started along the walking trail between the Abbey and Westminster units in the Granite Hill neighborhood. The cause remains under investigation.
Fire officials said they will not be issuing any outside burning permits until further notice due to the dry conditions and high fire danger. Residents also are asked to be cautious during recreational activities as fallen leaves are fuel for brush fires.