YORK, MAINE (CBS) — Authorities are asking the public’s help in tracking down a fire department helmet valued at nearly $500.

The helmet from the York Village Fire Station went missing sometime between Tuesday, July 2 and the 4th of July.

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Firefighter Stephen “Reggie” Carr was going out on a fire call when he realized his helmet, a N5A New Yorker leather fire helmet, was not with the rest of his gear.

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The fire department says the helmets are not department issued, rather they are bought by individual firefighters.

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If you have any information about where the helmet may be, contact the York Village Fire Dept. at 207-363-1015 or York Police Department officer Shawn Darrow at 207-363-4444