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    GALLERY: More wildfires than normal this spring - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Wilton firefighter Brett Osgood uses a portable water tank to put fire out in a wind-driven woods fire on Route 43 in Starks that was battled by numerous area fire departments on Wednesday. Fire danger has been higher than normal this spring.

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    A large turnout of firefighters from many area departments battled a wind-driven woods fire off Route 43 in Starks on Wednesday.

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    Maine Forest Ranger Mark Rousseau (left) assesses a fire in Saco two years ago. Rousseau, who is also fire chief in Phillips, said the fire danger is higher this spring than it's been in five years. With Rousseau in the photo are Saco Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Robert Martin and Forest Ranger John Leavitt.

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    Firefighters from 16 area departments helped fight a wind-driven woods fire in Starks Wednesday afternoon. Fire danger is higher than normal this spring, officials say.

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    GALLERY: More wildfires than normal this spring - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Firefighters hauled water hoses into the woods in Starks to fight a fire on Wednesday. The department had to get water from Clearwater Pond in Industry, about five miles away.

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