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Lily Pond fire

An escaped campfire in the woods by the Lily Pond was the apparent cause of a brush fire that took firefighters and the Forest Service seven hours to extinguish on May 28, according to Deer Isle Fire Chief Brent Morey.

Forest Service helicopter

Forest Service helicopter

The Maine Forest Service helicopter dumps water on the brush fire across the Lily Pond from photographer Ned Hill’s home. The helicopter slowed the fire by dumping 14 loads of water on it, according to Deer Isle Fire Chief Brent Morey.

Photo courtesy of Ned Hill

All hands

All hands

Even after the helicopter dumped water on the fire, it took firefighters several hours to knock it down completely. The next day, several more small fires sprang up and firefighters had to go back to work.

Photo courtesy of Ned Hill

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