Residents are being evacuated from a neighborhood in Old Orchard Beach as a precaution as Maine firefighters try to extinguish a wind-whipped brush fire.
The Portland Press Herald reports that a four-alarm brush fire has prompted evacuations from homes in the area of East Grand Avenue and Walnut Street.
Firefighters are being aided by a helicopter as they fight a fire burning in large marshy area with dry, tall grass.
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Smoke was visible from as far away as Interstate 295 in Portland, and fire crews were coming from as far away as Dayton and Gorham.