April 25, 2018
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Nobody injured in Newport house fire

Alex Barber | BDN
Alex Barber | BDN
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

NEWPORT, Maine — No one was injured in a structure fire that left a home uninhabitable Thursday morning.

Three residents were able to escape from their home at 129 Williams Road in Newport when a fire started in a back bedroom. Penobscot Regional Dispatch received that call at 11:06 a.m.

“When we first got here there was heavy fire coming from the first bedroom window,” said Lt. Adam Noyes of the Newport Fire Department. “Heavy smoke throughout the entire house. They were able to gain access through one of the doors into the house and able to knock it down really good and really quick.”

Corinna, Pittsfield and St. Albans fire departments assisted Newport at the scene. The house is located about a half-mile from Nokomis Regional High School.

“We were called for a room and contents fire, originally. It evolved into a structure fire when we arrived,” said Noyes.

The occupants of the home declined to talk with the news media.

Noyes was quick to compliment neighboring departments for assisting at the scene.

“They gave us a good heads-up on what we had [when we arrived],” said Noyes. “We had a great response from the mutual aid departments.”

State fire marshals were on their way to investigate the cause of the fire, said Noyes. Red Cross was also notified.

“There’s a lot of real heavy, heavy smoke damage throughout the entire house,” said Noyes.

Sebasticook Valley Health EMS and the Newport Police Department also assisted.

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