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Maine Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Blaze

A shot of the smoke from about five miles away in Biddeford, Maine. Ryan Gavin, @RyanGavin

Firefighters are battling a five-alarm blaze at Wagon Wheel RV Resort and Campground in Maine’s Old Orchard Beach, WMTW-TV reports.

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Photos show large plumes of smoke rising from the campground, though Fire Chief John Glass told reporters the fire was now largely under control.

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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.

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No information about potential injuries were immediately known. At least ten trailers were reportedly destroyed at the site, with another six sustaining damage.

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