What is happening in California, Oregon and much of the West could also happen and has happened in Maine. The infernos of 1903 and 1947 are part of history here. The possibility of the Maine woods going up in smoke is increased by the likelihood of a forest fire being initiated by utility lines – just like California, where Pacific Gas & Electric has had to admit responsibility two years in a row.

The Central Maine Power corridor (New England Clean Energy Connect) also presents the same danger by passing through areas where it would be very difficult to provide firefighting measures.