SEARSPORT — Searsport Fire Chief Andrew Webster has been suspended from the department pending the outcome of an active investigation, according to Town Manager James Gillway. The Town Manager called it a personnel matter but could give no details about the nature of the investigation.

Two captains on the department are the acting chiefs, Gillway said. Webster’s position with the fire department is dependent on the outcome of the investigation. Searsport Police Department is conducting the investigation. As of Tuesday, June 28, the investigation was not complete, according to Searsport Police Chief Todd Boisvert.

Webster said the investigation has nothing to do with him. “It does but it doesn’t,” he said. he declined to give further details about the investigation but said he was confident that he will be reinstated and that the suspension was just protocol.