Home destroyed in Westbrook fire

Posted April 18, 2011, at 9:44 a.m.
Last modified April 18, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Authorities say a Maine firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation while helping extinguish a house fire in Westbrook.

Westbrook Fire Capt. Peter Mullin says the fire broke out on Central Street about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the building. All the occupants of the building escaped safely.

Mullin told WMTW-TV the firefighter who suffered smoke inhalation was taken to a hospital where he was treated and then released.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but the house was destroyed.