CASCO, Maine — The cause of a Monday evening blaze that destroyed the second floor of a Casco home is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.
Deputy Chief Scott Avery of the Casco Fire Department said the fire was reported at 5:55 p.m. Located at 53 Tenney Hill Road, the two-story, single-family wood structure was fully engulfed by the time crews arrived on scene. Although the blaze was knocked down in less than an hour, it still took more than 50 firefighters from six towns until 8:30 p.m. to completely clear the scene.
Avery said seven people lived at the home. The family was on the first floor of the home when the blaze broke out, but all escaped without injury. All seven were staying with other family members Monday night.
Avery said the fire completely destroyed the second floor of the home, which is considered a total loss because of the severe damage to the second floor and smoke and water damage to the first floor.
The Casco Fire Department was assisted by Naples, Raymond, Otisfield, Bridgton and Sebago, and water had to be shuttled from the Crooked River, which is located a half mile away.
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