Park Rangers and Local Responders Suppress Fire Near St. Sauveur Hiking Trail

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – On Saturday, May 11, at around 4:00 pm, park rangers and fire resources responded to reports of a wildland fire along the St. Sauveur hiking trail in Acadia National Park. Fire departments from Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert, and Tremont responded and helped extinguish two fires – one which burned 0.1 acres and another which burned 0.25 acres. The Maine State Forest Service coordinated a water drop from its helicopter. Through this coordinated response, the fire was suppressed by 7:00 p.m.

“We are grateful for the quick response of all the local agencies who helped us respond to this unexpected incident,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “We are lucky to work with communities who are as dedicated as we are to protecting Acadia National Park and its visitors.”

This incident is currently under investigation by the National Park Service. If you have any information pertinent to the investigation, please email

In Acadia National Park, contained charcoal and wood fires are allowed only in campgrounds and designated picnic areas within park-provided receptacles or in private grills, and they should be monitored closely at all times.