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Evergreen boughs harvested downeast without landowners permission.  Photo, Maine Forest Service
Evergreen boughs harvested downeast without landowners permission. Photo, Maine Forest Service

Maine Evergreen Boughs in High Demand

'Tis the season and that means Mainers looking to make some money are out in the woods harvesting Balsam Fir boughs.

The process is called tipping, and Maine landowners are generous enough to give tippers written permission to harvest the evergreen off their property.

But, when someone doesn't get that permission in writing, that's when the Maine Forest Service steps in to enforce Maine's timberland laws.

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It’s Dry and An Arsonist Knows It

 

A few weeks without rain during the late summer months in Maine creates tinder-dry conditions that give forest fires just what they need to take hold.

Yesterday the Maine Forest Service was called out to battle several fire in Downeast Maine and they need your help finding whoever may be responsible for setting them.

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Helicopter Rescue for Hiker in Downeast Maine and Man Recovered from the Water

A hiker in Downeast Maine is plucked from the rugged coastline of Maine after possibly experiencing medical problems.

The man was hiking on the Bold Coast Preserve Trail in Cutler yesterday when he got into trouble

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Watch Out! Those Water Drops Can Get Expensive

A permitted burn in Hudson got out of control Monday, scorching some land and destroying a shed, and that’s prompting some safety reminders from the Maine Forest Service.

Ranger Jeff Currier says you can face charges if you don’t adhere to the specific criteria on the burn permit, and that could be anything from specific burning times, to how many people you need to have on hand to tend the burn.

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Photo Credit-Maine Forest Service
Photo Credit-Maine Forest Service

A Wildfire with Human Element; Accidental or Intentional?

After it was all said and done the fire scorched a little over eleven acres.

The good news is the wildfire in Newburgh last week never threatened lives or structures.

The bad news?

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Photo Credit-Forest Rangers
Photo Credit-Forest Rangers

Lightning or Human Element? Rangers Search for Cause of Newburgh Wildfire

No doubt the heavy rains that fell last night as a result of thunderstorms moving through the area helped to douse the flames in the Penobscot County town of Newburgh.

A brush fire quickly raged out of control yesterday as winds and hot temperatures helped fuel the blaze reported off the Sweat and Cook roads

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Photo by,  Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Photo by, Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Wildfire Dangers a Reality in Maine

We've already seen some destruction to land and homes due to runaway fires this spring. WABI-TV5 and CW's weather team have consistently reminded us that there is no major rainfall expected in the near future, and that the fire danger is indeed high

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Photo Credit-Maine Forest Service
Photo Credit-Maine Forest Service

‘Tis the Season to Transition from Blizzard Warnings to Red Flag Warnings

As the temperatures become more mild and we get further away from the likelihood of a major blizzard, our thoughts naturally turn to spring clean up in our yards, and that often leads to burning brush. Enter the Maine Forest Service as they remind you how quickly a back yard bursh burning event can turn into a neighborhood wildfire.

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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Maine Forest Service Specialty Team Heads to Hurricane Sandy Stricken Areas

If you've wondered what kind of relief effort is underway to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, rest assured that a special team from Maine is already on the scene in New York City.

Q-106.5's, News Director, Craig Colson, reports that an "Incident Management Team" from the Maine Forest Service had just completed training for such disasters

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