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Fire Safety and Prevention: Wildland Fires
Maine is no stranger to catastrophic fires. In fact, every year Maine’s Fire Departments and the Maine Forest Service respond to grass and woodland fires in every part of the State. Within the last 100 years we have experienced many episodes of grass and forest fires that have ravaged 100’s of acres. This can occur any time of the year. However, Maine is most vulnerable in the Spring and Fall when vegetation is not as “green” as during the dry months of summer.
Many grass and woodland fires start due to a “human element” such as carelessness with smoking materials, unsafe campfires and arson. Even permitted fires can get out of control in a very short period of time. By following simple fire prevention rules, we can all do our part to keep from starting these dangerous fires.
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