Thick, black smoke could be seen throughout Houlton Wednesday evening from a fire at the Houlton Industrial Park.


The Houlton Fire Department responded to the blaze shortly before 6:30 p.m.  The building at 77 Aviation Drive belonged to Jackett Enterprises, a property maintenance company.  A number of vehicles parked nearby were also destroyed or damaged in the fire. Witnesses said the garage and a smaller storage building were a total loss. Firefighters remained on the scene until about 9:30 pm.

The industrial park is the site for several businesses, including the Houlton International Airport.