BRUNSWICK (AP) – Mainers who buy firewood are paying more as they stock up this summer and many are finding short supplies, as well.

Pete Lammert of the Maine Forest Service warns that most firewood dealers are hustling just to fill orders from regular customers. He says customers who used to buy one cord are buying two, and those who used to buy two are buying four.

High oil prices are driving the push to heating alternatives including firewood and wood pellets. Prices are topping $200 a cord.

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