A fire broke out the afternoon of April 12 in the back lot of J & B Autobody at 278 Lincolnville Ave.

Belfast Fire Chief Jim Richards said the wildfire was reported just after 3 p.m. White billowy smoke could be seen pouring out of a derelict metal shed while firefighters doused the flames with water. Only a small area was burned.

"We had a good turnout of 12 men and we used about 4,000 gallons of water," Richards said.

According to Richards, "Someone was burning leaves and brush in the back, but with the wind, it got away from them.

"Conditions out there now with the wind are extremely dry. People have to be careful," he said.

There were no reported injuries and the fire was put out within the hour.