Maine man drops joint, starts wildfire, officials say

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COOPER, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was smoking marijuana whereas mowing a subject is being blamed for beginning a wildfire.

The man misplaced his footing, fell down and misplaced his joint whereas mowing a subject.

“He then walked back up to his house and then turned and noticed the field was on fire,” based on the forest service.

Two acres burned within the blaze on Thursday.

There’s been a spate of wildfires in Maine. The Maine Forest Service on Friday was battling energetic wildfires in Baxter State Park and in Island Falls close to May Mountain.

As of earlier this month, there had been 380 forest forest that had burned 180 acres of land, based on the Maine Forest Service.