State of Maine Wildfire Danger Report

The Portage Lake Fire Department is a skilled and higly-motivated group of volunteers who dedicate their time to make sure Portage Lake and the surrounding areas are protected from fire and other emergencies. There are currently 8 members of the Fire Department; following is a list of Officers:

Brian Cote   Chief 
Brad Boutot   Asst. Chief
David Pierce   Captain
Christopher Walker   Leuitenant
Tom Raymond  Training Officer
Margaret Pierce  Secretary

Meetings held 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. We are always looking for able-bodied & self-motivated people to join the Department! You could earn an extra $1,000 per year or more! FMI contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the town office 435-4361.

Will your home survive a fire? Here is a link to Maine Forest Service's  Tips for Homeowners: Firewise USA: Forest Protection: Maine Forest Service: Protection Division - Forest Rangers


If you would like to have a brush fire that is not contained within a fire-ring, please contact local Fire Warden Larry Duchette at the Town Office @ 435-4361 or home 435-1010/754-0018, or Deputy Fire Warden Chris Walker @ 762-0392. You can also request an online burn permit directly from the State of Maine for a small fee.