Fort Kent home destroyed by fire

Posted Jan. 30, 2009, at 2:49 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:02 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — For the second time in a week, crews from the Fort Kent Fire Department battled a fire that demolished a home in the community.

Fort Kent Fire Chief Dave Pelletier said Friday that the latest fire broke out at a home on the Charette Hill Road just before 6:18 p.m. Thursday.

The home was owned by Steve Romann, who lived at the home with his wife. They were not at home when the fire broke out.

Pelletier said firefighters could see the fire from the fire station four miles away from the Romann home. When they arrived at the scene, the home was fully involved.

Firefighters fought the blaze for approximately three hours. The home was totally destroyed.

A dog was killed in the blaze.

Pelletier said he believed the fire may have sparked due to the wood stove.

The family was insured and are staying with relatives, according to Pelletier.

The department received mutual aid from fire departments in Clair and St. Francis, New Brunswick.

This is the second house fire in town this week.

Another family was left homeless after a fire ripped through their home on East Michigan Settlement Road on Monday evening.

The cause is unknown.

The chief urged residents to make sure their smoke detectors were working and to make sure that their heat sources are properly installed.

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