Woman Helps Stop Forest Fire With Nothing But Frying Pan

She ran back and forth between the flames and a nearby pond
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 27, 2017 7:15 PM CDT
Rangers: Woman With Frying Pan Helped Stop Forest Fire
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Maine forest rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire, the AP reports. Rangers say Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water back and forth between the flames and a nearby pond in a wooded area near Beddington. According to WGME, Weeks kept the fire under control until crews arrived. Officials say the fire was sparked by an unattended camp fire. Rangers say it's still fire season in the state, and likely will remain so until the first snowfall. (Read more forest fire stories.)

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