April 20, 2018
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Maine rangers to get award for video on protecting property from wildfires

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Forest Service rangers will receive an award for their video about protecting property from wildfires.

The rangers will receive a Telly Award on Thursday for their video, “Defensible Space: It could save your home from a wildfire.”

Telly Awards honor film and video productions, groundbreaking Web commercials and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. The awards are open only to companies or agencies that do not air their videos on major TV networks. Each year, the award program receives thousands of entries for videos and website videos from small television stations, production companies and interactive agencies.

The Maine video features an interview with Chuck Johnston, who lost his 95-year-old northern Maine camp to a wildfire in 2010.

The video can be viewed at www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpd/pages/wui/wui_video.html#wui_video.

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