Dexter mobile home destroyed by fire

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Posted April 04, 2012, at 11:26 a.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A fire gutted a mobile home late Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

A trailer on lot 30 at Wildot Trailer Park on McFarland Street caught fire, but the blaze was brought under control in about a half hour, said Dexter Fire Chief Matt Connor.

“It was fully engulfed when I drove by it,” said Dexter police Sgt. Alan Grinnell, who was directing traffic away from the park.

“I would have to call it a total loss,” said Connor. “It burned up probably half the trailer. [There was] heat, smoke and water damage to the other half.”

Connor said three people were painting inside the trailer, but were outside when the fire started. He said two lived in the home and the other person was a friend.

The state fire marshal’s office investigated the fire, but Connor said he had not heard back from state investigators by Wednesday afternoon.

Connor said he believed the fire started in the living room because that’s the area with the most damage.

The Dexter and Corinna fire departments assisted at the fire. The Newport Fire Department covered Corinna’s station, while the Sangerville Fire Department covered Dexter.

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