Fire destroys Brooklin home

Posted Jan. 04, 2012, at 7:36 p.m.

BROOKLIN, Maine — A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a single-family home on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the house on Rob Road around 10 a.m. By the time crews arrived, the garage was burning and the flames were spreading to the adjacent home, according to Brooklin Fire Chief Sam Friend.

Friend said firefighters from Brooklin, Blue Hill, Sedgwick and Deer Isle worked for more than two hours to extinguish the flames. Friend said their efforts were further complicated by temperatures in the single digits and low teens which caused nozzles to break and sapped the energy of firefighters.

The house was a total loss. An inspector from the State Fire Marshal’s Office who visited the scene was unable to determine the cause, Friend said.

The fire chief said one person who was home at the time of the blaze escaped unharmed. Friend did not know their names but said family members were planning to staying with friends or family in the area.