Fire destroys log cabin in Corinna

Posted April 10, 2009, at 6:05 p.m.

CORINNA, Maine — A log cabin on Hilltop Road caught fire late Thursday and by the time fire crews arrived, there was little chance to save it, Fire Chief Leslie Bolstridge said Friday.

“It had a good head start on us,” he said.

The structure lies back from the roadway, which Bolstridge described as a quiet road.

Flames were visible on three sides of the building when firefighters arrived, he said.

“A family came home about 9 o’clock last night [Thursday] and found their place had caught fire,” he said.

About 30 firefighters fought the blaze, with crews from Dexter and Newport assisting.

“We were able to knock it down pretty quick,” Bolstridge said.

No one was injured and the couple living at the home reportedly had no pets.

The wooden structure is “pretty well gone,” the fire chief said.

It’s not known whether the couple has insurance, he said.

Because the home was in flames at the time firefighters arrived, there was no easily identifiable starting point, he said.

“We’re doing the investigation today,” the chief said, adding investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office were expected to arrive Friday to look into the cause.

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