Long-burning fire destroys Monroe home

Posted April 11, 2011, at 7:46 p.m.

MONROE, Maine — Despite the efforts of firefighters from three towns, a West Main Street home was destroyed Saturday in a fire that burned for hours.

Homeowner Bill Nunn, who was the only person home at the time, suffered minor burns to his hands, according to Chief Ken Clements of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department.

Neighbors called 911 at about 11 a.m. Saturday to report that the large home with attached garage, which Nunn had built, was burning, the chief said Monday.

Firefighters from Jackson and Brooks joined those from Monroe to fight the blaze, using a nearby pond for a water supply.

Clements said officials from the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire Tuesday.

He did not know the estimated value of the home, which was deemed a total loss. It was insured, Clements said.

The 20 or so firefighters did not clear the scene until 6 p.m.

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