Fire destroys camp in Prentiss

Posted July 20, 2011, at 11:58 a.m.

PRENTISS, Maine — Firefighters from Kingman and Springfield are responding to a camp fire in Prentiss that was reported just before 11 a.m., a dispatcher at the Penobscot Regional Communications Center said.

The first firefighters to arrive reported that only the frame of the burned building remained, the dispatcher said.

“It was a total loss,” she said.

Prentiss is a small, remote community located just east of both Kingman and Springfield, about halfway between the two communities.

Who reported the fire, whether there were any injuries and what caused the blaze were unknown Wednesday morning. for more updates throughout the day.