A small fire charred a wooded area along Swan Lake Avenue the afternoon of Sept. 21.

At about 1:30 p.m., Belfast firefighters responded to a fire reported in woods near the Swanville transfer station. Chief Jim Richards said he suspects a discarded cigarette could have caused the fire, which started near the road.

It took about an hour for firefighters to extinguish the woods fire, which charred about three-quarters of an acre, he said.