City of Belfast "Keep The Faith Fund"

In response to the recent fire at the Penobscot McCrum facility, the Belfast Mayor and City Council plan to use the Belfast “Keep the Faith” Fund to address the needs of the employees and families affected by the loss of the facility.

Belfast residents are encouraged to make a donation to the Keep the Faith Fund in support of the Penobscot McCrum employees and families affected by the loss. Please make a donation here:

“At approximately 2:30AM on Thursday, March 24th, 2022, Fire Chief Patrick Richards and the Belfast Fire and Ambulance Department responded to a structure fire at the Penobscot McCrum facility on the Belfast waterfront. Mutual aid has been provided by Belmont, Camden, Northport, Morrill, Liberty, Lincolnville, Searsmont, Searsport, and West Frankfort among others.

There have been no casualties or serious injuries reported at this time.

No ammonia or other chemical release has been reported at this time.

Waldo County Emergency Management Agency had temporarily advised that Belfast residents within a ¼ mile of Penobscot McCrum shelter in place but that has since been lifted.

The Route 1 Bridge had been closed temporarily but has now reopened.”

-City Manager Erin Herbig


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