In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 photo, smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. Lac-Megantic still struggles to recover as it marks the disaster's one-year anniversary. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pagers beeped around 4 a.m. across rural western Maine, rousing firefighters during their July Fourth vacations with reports of a rail disaster in Quebec.

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