Ripley fire destroys outbuilding, truck, ATV

Posted Oct. 12, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

RIPLEY, Maine — The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called in Tuesday to investigate an early morning fire that destroyed an outbuilding at a vacant house on Chandler Hill Road in Ripley.

Matt Connor, assistant Dexter fire chief, said the approximately 30-by-20-foot outbuilding was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after the 12:50 a.m. call. He said firefighters worked quickly to stop the fire before it consumed the house.

An old farm truck and an all-terrain vehicle also were destroyed in the fire, according to Connor.

Connor said firefighters did not know who owned the vacant property.

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Sangerville and Corinna firefighters assisted Dexter at the scene.

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