Weather Alert TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 526 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE... * UNTIL 600 PM EDT * AT 525 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PITTSFIELD...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... PITTSFIELD...CANAAN...HARTLAND...DETROIT...PALMYRA AND SAINT ALBANS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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Maine 2011 Fire Deaths More Than Double From 2010 

The number of fire deaths in Maine more than doubled last year from the state’s record low set in 2010.Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says the state recorded nine fire deaths in 2010. In 2011, the number grew to 23.He says the worst year for fire deaths was 1967, when 70 people died. The average for the past decade has been 17.The worst house fire happened in March, when two young sisters died in a fire caused by a torch that was used to thaw a frozen pipe in Lisbon Falls.As for homicides, the state ended the year with 23, on par with the average of 24 homicides during the past decade. Maine’s worst year for homicides was 1989, with 40. (The Associated Press).