BRIDGTON FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY

by Christian Mower on April 26, 2012

BRIDGTON, MAINE FIRE CHIEF GLEN GARLAND SAYS A FIRE AT A MOBILE HOME IN BRIDGTON NEAR THE FRYEBURG TOWN LINE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CAUSED EXTENSIVE HEAT AND SMOKE DAMAGE.

BRIDGTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO 1547 NORTH HIGH STREET JUST BEFORE 12:45 P.M. AND DECLARED A SECOND ALARM SHORTLY BEFORE 1:15 P.M.

THE CHIEF SAYS THE FIRE WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL ABOUT AN HOUR LATER AT 2:15 P.M.

ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS TAKEN TO BRIDGTON HOSPITAL BY UNITED AMBULANCE AFTER HURTING HIS ANKLE. HE WAS LATER RELEASED.

GARLAND SAYS NO IN THE FAMILY LIVING IN THE HOME WAS HURT AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STAYING WITH FRIENDS.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM ABOUT A HALF DOZEN TOWNS – INCLUDING FRYEBURG, LOVELL, EAST CONWAY, SWEDEN, HARRISON, NAPLES AND DENMARK – BROUGHT TANKER TRUCKS AND PERSONNEL TO HELP.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.