May 24, 2018
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No injuries, but dog dies in Fort Kent house fire

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

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.

Fire Chief Dave Pelletier said Friday that the latest fire broke out at a home on Charette Hill Road after 6 p.m. Thursday.

Owner Steve Romann lived in 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 from the Romann home. When they arrived, the home was in flames.

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

A dog was killed in the blaze.

Pelletier said he believed the fire might have sparked by the wood stove.

The family was insured and is 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 Monday evening after a fire ripped through their home on East Michigan Settlement Road.

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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