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.


We’ll update the story with more information as it becomes available.


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