Fire damages summer home in Garland

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, at 5:38 p.m.

GARLAND, Maine — Firefighters from all over the region battled a fire Sunday night that broke out in the center of town in an empty summer home.

“When we got there, flames were shooting out from a back room,” Garland Fire Chief Henry Burrill said Monday. “There is a lot of smoke and water damage to the inside, but the house is still standing. The metal roof kept all the heat in and is still on, and the barn and shed are untouched.”

Homeowner Joe Godbout, who is a part-time resident, was not home when the blaze was reported about 8:40 p.m., Burrill said. Nobody was injured in the fire, the chief added, and the home, located on the corner of Corinth and Campbell roads, was not insured.

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office arrived at the scene on Monday and Sgt. Tim York said it probably will take a few days to discern the cause of the blaze.

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