September 22, 2017
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Blaze destroys mobile home

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire Friday that destroyed a double-wide mobile home owned by John and Brianna Dyer on Dexter Road.

Capt. Eric Berce of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department said a passing motorist reported the fire at about 9:45 a.m. The unidentified motorist pounded on the door fearing that someone might have been inside the home since a vehicle was parked outside, Berce said.

He said the family was away when the fire started either in a bedroom or in the living room. He was unsure whether or not a cat had survived the fire.

Dexter firefighters arrived at the fire first, according to Berce. He said Guilford and Sangerville firefighters also helped Dover-Foxcroft and Dexter firefighters at the scene. Milo firefighters remained on standby at the Dover-Foxcroft station.

Berce said the mutual aid worked as it was intended. “Everybody worked together well,” he said Saturday.

The couple and their two children are staying with family until other arrangements can be made, Berce said. The American Red Cross provided the family with a gift card to help with their immediate needs, he said.

The home was insured.

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