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Armed only with a frying pan, Maine woman helps stop forest fire

Rangers say Nancy Weeks, armed only with a frying pan, began running back and forth between the flames and a near-by pond, keeping the fire down until crews arrived. (Maine Forest Rangers)

BEDDINGTON (WGME) – Maine Forest Rangers are thanking a quick-thinking hiker for helping to stop a forest fire in a wooded area near Beddington.

Rangers say Nancy Weeks, armed only with a frying pan, began running back and forth between the flames and a near-by pond, keeping the fire down until crews arrived.

Officials say the flames were sparked by an unattended camp fire.

Forest rangers warn that it is still fire season in Maine, and likely will be until snow falls.

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