NO INJURIES AFTER FRYEBURG FIRE

by Gair on May 14, 2013

THE CHIEF OF THE FRYEBURG, MAINE FIRE DEPT. SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT AND A RESIDENT ESCAPED SAFELY FROM A FIRE AT A HOUSE AT 90 ICE HOUSE RD. MONDAY MORNING.

OZZIE SHEAFF SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT AND FRYEBURG RESCUE RESPONDED TO THE RANCH STYLE HOME AROUND 9 A.M. AND FOUND THE BASEMENT FULLY INVOLVED.

FIREFIGHTERS FROM SACO VALLEY AND EAST CONWAY WERE ALSO CALLED TO ASSIST – AS WERE BRIDGTON FIREFIGHTERS, WHO WERE CALLED OFF WHILE ON THEIR WAY.

SHEAFF SAYS FIREFIGHTERS ATTACKED THE FIRE THROUGH A BULKHEAD AND WERE ABLE TO PUT IT OUT IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES, KEEPING IT CONTAINED TO THE BASEMENT AREA.

THE CHIEF SAYS THE CAUSE WAS ELECTRICAL – POSSIBLY AN OVERLOADED CIRCUIT USED TO CHARGE A BATTERY – AND THE BASEMENT AREA WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED, WITH MELTED PIPES AND WIRES RESULTING IN A LOSS OF POWER AND WATER TO THE HOME.

SHEAFF SAYS THE HOMEOWNER IS INSURED.

THE HOUSE WAS CHECKED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE, WHO DETERMINED IT WAS NOT SUSPICIOUS.

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