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40 firefighters combat blaze at Presque Isle Landfill

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — About 40 firefighters from the Presque Isle Fire Department and surrounding towns and cities fought a trash fire at the Presque Isle Landfill on Saturday. 


The fire was reported to the department around 12:45 p.m. Presque Isle Fire Capt. Lon Cyr said. The cause the blaze has not been determined. 

Firefighters fought the fire for five hours, leaving around 6 p.m. Presque Isle was assisted by Caribou Fire, Easton Fire and Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman Fire. The Maine Forest Rangers also assisted in the effort. 

The fire was contained entirely in the landfill and did not affect nearby grass or forests, Cyr. said No injuries were reported.

Firefighters returned to the landfill twice to contain hotspots — at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Sunday, Presque Isle Fire said.  

The Maine Forest Rangers did not immediately respond to a request for comment concerning its role in fighting the fire.

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