Maine Officials Say Many Spring Fires Arson

April 21, 2010

The Maine Forest Service is sending rangers door to door in Washington County to seek information about who is responsible for a series of wildfires that have plagued the area over the past month.

Ranger Courtney Hammond says more than 30 fires have been reported.

Hammond says some of the blazes were typical spring fires. But others — he wouldn’t say how many — were arson.

He tells the Bangor Daily News investigators believe more than one person was involved.

Most of the fires have been relatively small.

Rangers from across Maine are now canvassing the area and seeking information.

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