5 Buildings Destroyed in Christian Camp Fire in Maine

Fire officials say the biggest challenge was the orientation of the camp, with each building only a few feet apart.

Washington Advent Christian Camp Fire
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Firefighters from eight fire departments converged on campgrounds in Knox County in Maine to battle a large blaze that destroyed five buildings. 

The first call came in just after 7:30 p.m. Monday to report that several buildings at the Washington Advent Christian Camp were on fire. Washington firefighters were in a training session nearby and were able to respond quickly. 

But by the time crews arrived on the scene, a two-story dormitory was already fully engulfed in flames. The fire then spread to a dining hall and three smaller camp buildings, all of which have been deemed a total loss. 

Fire officials say the biggest challenge was the orientation of the camp, with each building only a few feet apart. 

The camp was closed for the summer and no injuries were reported.

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