Maine Forest Rangers report ‘unprecedented’ number of wildfires

The number of wildfires is up 170% compared to 2019.
Maine Forest Service
Maine Forest Service(WMTW)
Published: Jul. 26, 2020 at 3:53 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) -The number of wildfires in Maine so far this year is up dramatically.

The Maine Forest Service reports a 170% increase in wildfires so far in 2020 compared to last year, the highest number in a decade.

The agency says they’ve responded to almost 800 wildfires spanning 900 acres.

Forest rangers are asking Mainers to be vigilant and avoid any activity that could spark wildfires.

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