June 20, 2018
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Fire destroys Lincolnville mobile home

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — An early morning fire Monday destroyed a double-wide mobile home on Youngstown Road.

The call came in at 3:55 a.m. on Monday, according to Lincolnville Fire Chief Jason Peasley. Peasly, who was the first firefighter on the scene, said the building was 90 percent gone when he arrived.

“It had a good half-hour or an hour start on us,’’ he said. “There wasn’t a lot we could do.’’

Peasley said firefighters used the Cascade system to pour foam on the 30-by-45-foot building in a effort to save at least a part of it, but to no avail.

“It’s a total loss,’’ he said.

No one was living in the mobile home, which is used as a summer residence, when the fire started, according to Peasley. The owner, Paula Warnock, lives in Naples, Fla.

An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s office has inspected the scene, but, because of the extent of the damage, was unable to pinpoint a cause. It appears, however, that the fire started in the rear portion of the building near the kitchen and utility room.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Firefighters from Camden, Searsmont, Hope and Belmont responded to the fire call, but were called off when it was determined that the building could not be saved.

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