Woman Stops Maine Forest Fire With Frying Pan
Armed with only a frying pan and some common sense, a woman helped put out a potentially disastrous forest fire in Maine.
Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water from a pond to squelch a fire in northern Hancock County near Beddington on Sept. 22 while calling for backup.
Maine Forest Rangers said the fire started from an unattended campfire.
— Maine Forest Rangers (@MaineRangers) September 23, 2017
Rangers arrived and contained the fire, but said they were appreciative of Weeks for keeping it at bay while they got there.
“She did us a big solid today,” the Maine Forest Rangers wrote on Facebook. “She found, called in and even worked to contain a campfire caused fire on Rocky Pond in T22 MD BPP in Northern Hancock County. We are very grateful.”
“If you know Nancy, be sure to give her a high 5. She did Great!”
It is still fire season in Maine, forest rangers warn, and likely will be until snow falls, WGME reported.