TWO ESCAPE INJURY IN BRIDGTON FIRES

by Gair on January 11, 2013

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE TOWN OF BRIDGTON, MAINE SAYS TWO PEOPLE ESCAPED INJURY FROM SEPARATE STRUCTURE FIRES IN BRIDGTON WEDNESDAY. GEORGIANN FLECK SAYS BRIDGTON FIRE FIRST RESPONDED SHORTLY BEFORE 2 P.M. TO PIKES FARM APARTMENTS AT 116 SOUTH HIGH ST. AFTER A FIRE WAS REPORTED THERE.

SURROUNDING TOWNS WERE CALLED TO PROVIDE MUTUAL AID AND THE FIRE WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL IN ABOUT AN HOUR. THE UNIT CONTAINED 16 APARTMENTS.

FLECK SAYS THE FIRE GUTTED A FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT AND CAUSED SLIGHT DAMAGE TO AN APARTMENT ON THE SECOND FLOOR. A LONE OCCUPANT ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY. THE RED CROSS IS HELPING OCCUPANTS OF OTHER APARTMENTS RELOCATE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

BRIDGTON FIRE WAS CALLED BACK OUT LATER IN THE AFTERNOON– SHORTLY AFTER 5:15 P.M. – TO THE FIRST AND LAST RESORT MOTEL AT 461 PORTLAND RD. (ROUTE 302). SURROUNDING TOWNS ALSO ASSISTED. THE FIRE WAS DETERMINED TO BE IN THE OWNER’S SECTION OF THE BUILDING AND WAS CONTAINED WITHIN AN HOUR.

ONE PERSON SAFELY ESCAPED. THE FIRE CAUSED MODERATE DAMAGE TO THE LIVING AREA OF THE BUILDING. THE CAUSE WAS DETERMINED TO BE OPERATOR INATTENTION TO A WOOD STOVE.

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