Cause of Brownfield fire unknown

by Tony on March 21, 2014

The chief of the Brownfield, Maine Fire Dept. says the cause of Wednesday’s fire that destroyed a home on Moore Rd. is not known, but it is not considered suspicious.

Richard Perreault says investigators could not determine a definite cause because the home sustained such serious damage.

No one was home at the house at 138 Moore Rd. when the fire broke out and the chief says he routinely requests investigators from the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office work at the scene to determine the cause for those types of fires.

Perreault says one of his firefighters was taken to Bridgton Hospital suffering from exhaustion and dehydration but he was quickly treated and back on duty Wednesday night. Four cats could not be located after the fire.

Firefighters from Conway and Center Conway were called to provide mutual aid at the scene shortly before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Perreault says he’s grateful for their assistance – as well as help provided by firefighters in Denmark and Fryeburg, Maine.

Center Conway Fire Chief Ray Leavitt says his department provided an engine and tanker truck and his firefighters were at the scene for about four hours.