June 25, 2018
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Corinth mobile home fire deemed suspicious

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

CORINTH, Maine — An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene of a mobile home fire Friday on Fitz Lane that appears to be suspicious.

Capt. Jeff Bragdon of the Corinth Fire Department said the fire is considered suspicious because it appears to have started in two locations — the mobile home and an unattached 10-foot-by-10-foot shed — and because the residence has been vacant for two years and was not connected to electrical power.

The fire, which destroyed the two buildings as well as a small Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, was reported about 2:15 p.m. by personnel from the Maine Forest Service, who spotted it from a helicopter while en route to a forest fire in Etna, Bragdon said.

Twenty-six firefighters from Corinth, Bradford, Hudson and Kenduskeag remained at the scene for nearly four hours, he said, adding that no injuries were reported in connection with the fire.

Bragdon also said that getting equipment to the residence proved tricky because Fitz Lane, which runs off Grant Road, is narrow and unpaved.

Bradgon said it was not immediately clear whether the buildings and truck, which belonged to former resident Alan Hogan, were insured. A dollar estimate for damage was not available Friday evening.

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