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Area lawmakers pledge to help those affected by the McCrum fire

AUGUSTA – In response to the fire that devastated the Penobscot McCrum processing plant in Belfast early in the morning last week, lawmakers representing Waldo County communities in the Maine Legislative Assembly, Senator Chip Curry, D-Belfast, Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, Rep. Jan Dodge, D-Belfast, Rep. Sherman Hutchins, R-Penobscot, Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, and Rep. Paige Zeigler, D-Montville, have released the following joint statement:

“We are deeply grateful to the first responders who fought the fire, evacuated the area and worked so hard to protect residents from harm caused by the incident. Our hearts go out to the 138 employees who worked at Penobscot McCrum and to all those who have been directly and indirectly affected by this tragedy. As legislators representing Waldo County in Augusta, we are committed to helping our constituents navigate state and local resources and contributing to ongoing air and water quality monitoring efforts. Please contact us if you have any questions, thoughts or ideas. Together we can recover and rebuild.

Waldo County residents can contact Senator Curry’s office at 287-1515, the office of Representatives Cuddy, Dodge and Zeigler at 287-1430 and the office of Representatives Kinney and Hutchins at 287-1440.