Tag Archives: Maine

Cause of Maine’s Baxter State Park Wildfire Undetermined

State forestry service is asking for help     OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — The source of a May wildfire that consumed 45 acres in Baxter State Park remains undetermined, but it was not caused by lightning, Maine forestry officials ...

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Smoker Loses Joint, Causes Maine Field Fire

Man lost his joint when he fell     COOPER, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was smoking marijuana while mowing a field is being blamed for starting a wildfire. The man lost his footing, fell down and lost ...

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12-Year Old Severely Burned in Maine Brush Fire

Burns to face, neck, and chest     EDDINGTON, Maine (AP) — A 12-year-old girl was severely burned when her clothes caught fire while brush was being burned in her yard, officials said. The girl, who suffered burns to her ...

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NASA Grant Helps Maine Scientist Study Wildfire Effects

Research on larger fires in western U.S.     FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has given $300,000 to a Maine professor to study whether an instrument on the International Space Station can help predict the ...

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Maine Reports Nearly 100 Wildfires

Over 60 acres burned so far     AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Forest Service says the number of wildfires in the state is approaching 100 and that more than 60 acres have burned so far this year. Forest ...

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Forest Rangers, Firefighters Battle Maine Inn Fire

Inn was built in 1864   CHESUNCOOK TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Forest rangers say a fire leveled a century-and-a-half-old inn in northern Maine. Firefighters and Maine forest rangers say they responded Saturday morning to a fire that destroyed the Chesuncook ...

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Woman with Frying Pan Helps Stop Maine Forest Fire

Weeks carried water back and forth between the flames   BEDDINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine forest rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire. Rangers say Nancy Weeks used a ...

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Prescribed Burn Set for Maine Island

Swan Island fire aims to improve habitat   RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife plans to conduct a prescribed wildfire burn on an island in the Kennebec (KEH’-nuh-bek) River to try to improve habitat for ...

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