Huge wood chip pile burns for hours in Poland

Wood chip fire starts on hot day in Poland.

POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The piles of wood chips at a Poland business provided ample fuel for a stubborn fire.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Oldcastle Lawn and Garden on Spring Water Rd.

Firefighters spent hours applying a steady stream of water. The local department were helped in their effort by crews from Minot, Otisfield, New Gloucester, Raymond, Norway, Durham and more. A helicopter carrying a payload of water also provided aerial support.

Eventually, a helicopter came in for some ground relief, making multiple passes overhead.

In 2008, another fire at the same site burned across 14 acres and destroyed several buildings.

NEWS CENTER will update this story as new developments arise.

 

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