Now that wildfire season has started, Maine Forest Rangers are urging people to exercise caution with outdoor fires. Spring conditions have already resulted in nearly a dozen wildfires statewide. The largest wildfire was 4 acres and occurred in Clinton on March 31. It was caused by an escaped debris burn.
“Spring wildfire season has already started, and the recent winds have dried the fine fuels and grasses,” said Walt Whitcomb, Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF). “Our Forest Rangers are actively reminding people to be careful with all outdoor fires.”