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Campground fire causes explosions in OOB

SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) -- Firefighters and forest rangers are using a helicopter to dump water on a brush fire that spread through a campground and came close to condo buildings in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Steve Berard said the fire along railroad tracks spread to a campground, causing a "Domino effect" of explosions as propane tanks erupted and engulfed parked campers.

Several fire departments were assisting and a helicopter was dumping water on the fire.

There were no reports of injuries.

Some officials blamed the fire on sparks from a passing train but that couldn't be confirmed. A spokeswoman for Amtrak's Downeaster said the timing of the fire suggested the passenger train was not to blame.