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Crews battle fire at former Verso Paper Mill

BUCKSPORT- Several crews responded to yet another mill fire, this one at the former Verso Mill in Bucksport.

Bucksport Fire and three other towns responded to a call around 8:30 Saturday morning that the mill was on fire.

Like with the East Millinocket mill fire earlier this week, it is believed that equipment used in deconstructing the building sparked the flames.

Assistant Chief Michael Denning spoke about the challenge of fighting a blaze in such a large, broken-down structure.

“Basically you're going into an area, it looks like a bomb went off. Everything is all over the place. Then you have the challenge of pulling hose up eight stories.”

Denning says crews did a fine job of putting down the flames, and it shouldn't affect progress of the deconstruction.

Ashley Paul

Evening News Anchor/Reporter
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Ashley joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in April 2015. After working as an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, Fox 25 and Channel 7 in Boston, and The Today Show in Australia, she is so excited to officially kick off her career as a reporter here in Maine!

Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ashley has had an interest in news since anchoring the morning broadcast at her elementary school at the age of 10. Ashley is also a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Journalism. At BU, she participated in various BUTV programs and reported live from the democratic headquarters during the election day coverage.

When not at the station, Ashley enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies. She is so excited to enjoy all that Maine has to offer, so if you see her out be sure to say hello!