Matt Gomes, a regional forest ranger who oversees southern Maine, told WMTW News 8 that four forest rangers are on scene. Two rangers are fighting the fire on the ground while a third ranger is flying an aircraft that will drop water on the flames. A fourth ranger has been assigned to investigate, Gomes said. WMTW News 8 videographer Sean Guiggey said propane tanks were exploding.
WCSH-TV cites witnesses who said the fire was sparked by a passing Downeaster train, though there remains no official word on the cause.
Amtrak has denied those claims, according to WMTW.
Man in campground says freight train passing through was about 20 feet from a line of trailers. Says it left trail of fires behind it.— Danielle Waugh (@DanielleWaugh) May 8, 2014
No information about potential injuries were immediately known. At least ten trailers were reportedly destroyed at the site, with another six sustaining damage.
We’ll update the story with more information as it becomes available.