June 25, 2018
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Firefighters battle flames at Ellsworth wildlife sanctuary

Bill Trotter | BDN
Bill Trotter | BDN
Firefighters respond Sunday evening to a blaze at Birdsacre on High Street in Ellsworth. No one was hurt in the incident, which was reported a little after 6 p.m., but the cause of the fire remained undetermined.
By Tim Cox, BDN Staff

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Birdsacre, on Sunday evening.

A building fire was reported at the sanctuary’s property at 289 High St. at about 6:14 p.m.

Firefighters were still on the scene, an Ellsworth Police dispatcher reported shortly before 8 p.m.

Firefighters from Ellsworth, Trenton, Hancock and Lamoine responded to the scene.

The sanctuary, which provides refuge for injured birds, consists of 200 acres and includes a museum, nature center and trails.

It is named for Cordelia J. Stanwood, a respected naturalist, ornithologist, photographer and writer of the early to mid-20th century.

The sanctuary marked its 50th anniversary in 2009.


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