Maine Forest Rangers report ‘unprecedented’ number of wildfires
The number of wildfires is up 170% compared to 2019.
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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