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Acres burned in 2013 already surpasses all of 2012

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Maine has had plenty of rain recently, but as of May 20, 664 acres already had burned across the state, more than in all of 2012, according to Chief Ranger Bill Hamilton of the Maine Forest Service. Fires caused by arson accounted for 38 percent of all the acres burned. Below is the number of fires and acres burned for the past decade. The spike in 2006 is due to an 860-acre fire Down East, according to Chief Hamilton.

A Maine forest ranger fights a fire this spring.

A Maine forest ranger fights a fire this spring.

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The spike in 2006 is due to an 860-acre fire Down East, according to Chief Ranger Bill Hamilton.back to newsletter

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129th Second Regular Session of Maine Legislature

The Second Regular Session will begin in January 2020
When: Tue January 7 2020 12:00 AM - Fri June 19 12:00 AM

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Where: Maine Forest Products Council Office - 535 Civic Center Drive
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