What do fire fighters do when there's a blazing building on a sub-zero night and they need more water? Well, cut through the ice of course!

According to WABI TV 5, that's exactly what Maine crews had to do during a fire on Monday night in Etna.

Crews responded to a structure fire at around 7 PM on West Etna Road. Crews from Carmel, Newport, Newburgh, Levant, Plymouth and Northern Light EMS, all assisted in helping to contain and extinguish the blaze.

However, due to limited water supply and frozen lakes, Plymouth Fire Department had to drill through roughly a foot of ice to access water to keep the pumper trucks full.

Fortunately reports indicate that the building was empty and that no injuries were reported during or after the fire.

Thank you to all of Maine's first responders for everything they do to keep us all safe and coming to the rescue no matter the weather or temperatures outside.

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Ice fishing is an excellent way to embrace the cold winter months in Maine. It will get you outdoors for some fresh air, it's family friendly, and a successful day could yield a tasty dinner. If you're new to the sport, we put together a list of gear you'll need for a fun, comfortable, and successful day on the ice. Some of these items are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we listed are geared towards those who are new to ice fishing.

Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn't put warm outerwear on the list, but it's definitely a must-have. Dressing in layers is important to ensure you're warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start getting too warm, you can simply take a layer off. Hand warmers are also worth packing.

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