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  • Old Town, Orono firefighters team up with University of Maine football summer training
    on July 17, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    VIDEO: There was a new spin on summer morning workouts for the Maine football team. The Old Town and Orono Fire Departments showed up to train with the Black Bears in a way only they could. The team worked together to pull a fire truck from the […]

  • Storms bring lightning, damage to Maine with more on the horizon
    on July 17, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Several strong, even severe, storms moved through Maine Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rain, strong, gusty winds and a lot of lightning. Some areas also saw downed trees and power lines, causing thousands of customers to lose power. A few hundred […]

  • Sawdust catches fire outside Rockland house
    on July 17, 2024 at 7:00 am

    The homeowners at 86 Mechanic Street weren’t home Tuesday night, but fortunately, their neighbors were. The owners had been staying in a hotel for the night while their freshly refinished floors dried when, at approximately 9 p.m., July 16, 2024, […]

  • Driver rescued after SUV gets stuck on Rockport mountain bike trail
    on July 16, 2024 at 7:00 am

    PHOTOS: Crews rescued the driver of an SUV after they drove down a mountain bike trail in Rockport and got stuck. The Rockport Fire Department says they got a call around 6 p.m. on Sunday from the driver of a Toyota RAV 4 who was lost and stuck on […]

  • Man missing for four days rescued from bog in Weld
    on July 15, 2024 at 7:00 am

    A 75-year-old New Sharon man reported missing Monday was rescued from a bog Friday afternoon. According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Michael Altmaier was reported missing after never showing up for a scheduled meeting […]

  • Limerick opens brand new fire station
    on July 13, 2024 at 4:07 am

    VIDEO: With the ceremonial "uncoupling of a hose," Limerick's new fire station is officially open. The town held a dedication ceremony and open house Friday afternoon for its new fire and EMS station. The fire chief says the new station was badly […]

  • Remnants of Hurricane Beryl cause washouts and floods across state
    on July 12, 2024 at 7:00 am

    VIDEO/PHOTOS: Remnants of Hurricane Beryl ripped through parts of the state Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Heavy rain flooded and washed out roads and damaged buildings across several communities. Parts of the Bates road in the town of Abbot […]

  • Fire destroys barn in Canaan
    on July 11, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    A fire destroyed a barn in Canaan Wednesday night. Multiple departments responded just after 11pm Wednesday to a property on Hinckley Road where a barn was in flames. One firefighter was treated for a minor injury while fighting the blaze. […]

  • Firefighters, DEP, respond to offgassing railroad tank cars in Hermon
    on July 11, 2024 at 12:57 am

    Multiple fire departments and Maine DEP responded to reports of rail cars venting in Hermon Wednesday morning. Officials say this is supposed to happen on hot days as the contents of the tanks are refrigerated. The DEP says the CO-2 that was […]

  • Thomaston recognizes two CPR successes in one year
    on July 10, 2024 at 7:00 am

    It’s a rare occurrence in EMS when CPR is successful to the point where the patient is still alive, breathing, and up walking around eight months later. So, to hear that not one, but two, separate Thomaston residents within a year are alive today […]

  • Maine fire departments to benefit from new federal legislation
    on July 9, 2024 at 10:58 pm

    Fire departments in Maine will benefit from legislation that has now been signed into law. Senators Susan Collins and Gary Peters of Michigan authored the bill to extend federal programs to help support local fire departments across the country. […]

  • Old Orchard Beach Fire Department reminds beachgoers to stay safe from rip currents following rescue
    on July 9, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Four kids were rescued Friday after becoming caught in a dangerous rip current at Old Orchard Beach. The Old Orchard Beach Fire Department told News Center Maine they were called in for a surf rescue just after 5 p.m. Fire officials said the […]

  • Follow Up: Officials investigate suspicious fire in Eddington
    on July 9, 2024 at 5:21 am

    The Fire Marshal’s Office says a fire last week at a closed restaurant in Eddington is considered suspicious but is still under investigation. Firefighters were called to Heritage on the 9 Restaurant and Tavern in the early morning hours of July […]

  • Arson investigation underway after Molotov cocktails found on Rockland rail tracks
    on July 8, 2024 at 2:12 am

    An arson investigation is underway after Molotov cocktail-type devices were found on rail tracks in Rockland. Police and fire crews responded to a reported fire on the tracks near Pleasant Street Saturday night, which is where they found the […]

  • Ashland Fire Department Hosts Traditional Fireman’s Muster
    on July 7, 2024 at 3:38 am

    The Ashland Fire Department hosted the Fireman’s Muster on Saturday. The rain didn’t stop other fire departments from joining in on the activities of this long-time tradition. The Firefighter’s Muster has been a long-time tradition for our […]