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Several crews respond to fire at Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Maine

Fire crews from several towns are battling a fire at the Penobscot McCrum potato factory in Belfast, Maine. Crews were called to the scene on Pierce Street in Belfast around 3:30 a.m., according to Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley.

As of 6:30 a.m., the fire was still active and officials did not have any information about how it started, but Farley said there are no injuries, according to a report by Kevin Broshek for News Center Maine.

Belfast police said they are recommending people in the area shelter in place. Police recommend people close all doors and windows and stay inside. Belfast Area High School is closed Thursday due to smoke blowing toward the school, according to school officials.

Source: News Center Maine. Read the full story and watch a video here
Related story by Bangor Daily News
Photo: Courtesy News Center Maine

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