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    Materials are piled for burning after city crews broke down a transients' encampment behind Mallside Plaza in South Portland on Wednesday.

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    An excavator is used to gather materials in preparation for a controlled burn Wednesday morning in South Portland. City crews and a contractor were disposing of what had been a transients' encampment behind Mallside Plaza on Wednesday.

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    Frank Keenan, owner of Keenan Construction and Excavating, scrapes the cardboard remains of a transient encampment into a pilen as he works with the South Portland police and fire departments to burn the materials behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland on Wednesday.

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    Justin Burby, left, and James Keenan, with Keenan Construction and Excavating, collect the remaining remnants of a transient encampment as South Portland Police work with the fire department and Keenan Construction and Excavating to burn filthy cardboard and related materials from encampments by transients in South Portland behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland.

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    Justin Burby of Keenan Construction and Excavating pours diesel fuel on a pile of cardboard and other material from a transients' encampment behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland on Wednesday.

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    South Portland firefighter Kevin Norris lights one of the two piles of cardboard and other material from transients' encampments behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland on Wednesday.

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    South Portland police work with the fire department and Keenan Construction and Excavating to burn cardboard and other material from transients' encampments behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland on Wednesday.

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    Dave Thomes, left, from the Water Resource Protection Department of South Portland, and James Keenan and Justin Burby of Keenan Construction and Excavation keep an eye on two fires as South Portland police work with the fire department and Keenan to burn the cardboard and other material used in encampments by transient people behind Mallside Plaza off Maine Mall Road in South Portland.

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