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LINCOLN, Maine — A sprinkler system and alert mill personnel helped douse a sawdust fire at Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC on Friday before it got out of hand, Fire Chief Phil Dawson said Monday.

The fire, Dawson said, appeared to do minimal damage to the mill at 50 Katahdin Ave., but could have been much worse.

…A small fire was also reported at the East Millinocket paper mill on Saturday, but no details were available on Monday.

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