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This aerial view shows the scene of the March 24 fire that destroyed Penobscot McCrum’s potato processing plant.

BELFAST — A massive fire destroyed the Penobscot McCrumb potato processing plant on the banks of the Passagassawakeag River last week, displacing 138 workers and disrupting schools and traffic. While authorities continue to investigate at the scene, the community is rallying to support the employees who suddenly are out of work.

In the latest community effort to be announced, the Steel Guardians motorcycle club will hold a spaghetti supper and silent auction to benefit employees and their families Friday, April 15, at 5 p.m. at Belfast Area High School.

As fire investigation continues, community rallies behind McCrum workers

A view of the fire scene from the east. Photo by Ethan Andrews

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