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Post Office Burns In Maine Island Community

PORTLAND, Maine — Several mainland fire departments have responded to a fire inside the post office of an island community in Maine.

WCSH-TV reports the fire took place Monday at the Peaks Island Post Office and was put down in the early afternoon. The Portland Fire Department and several other mainland departments responded to the fire.

The extent of the damage wasn’t immediately known. Smoke was visible from Portland, which is three miles away.

Peaks Island is part of the city of Portland and is a small community of about 850 people. The post office is near the island’s ferry terminal and its small commercial area.