Fire damages Ledgelawn Avenue home in Bar Harbor downtown

A house at 85 Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor remained taped off and partially boarded up on Saturday after catching fire the night before. According to a local fire official, the house sustained significant damage but could be repairable.
A house at 85 Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor remained taped off and partially boarded up on Saturday after catching fire the night before. According to a local fire official, the house sustained significant damage but could be repairable.
Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 27, 2012, at 4:44 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Firefighters from three towns on Mount Desert Island responded about 5 p.m. Friday to a report of a structure fire at a single-family home on Ledgelawn Avenue.

The fire appears to have begun in a second-floor bathroom and moved into the attic space, Matt Bartlett, assistant fire chief for Bar Harbor, said Saturday.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but is not considered to be of suspicious origin.

“When I arrived there was smoke coming out of a second-floor window and the eaves under the attic,” he said. “We had it under control in about 45 minutes.”

One person was home when the fire began but no one was injured, Bartlett said.

Although the fire was reported to be at 85 Ledgelawn Ave., in a residential section of the town’s densely packed downtown district, it was never a threat to other houses, Bartlett said. According to Bar Harbor’s official online assessing database, the home was built in 1910 and is owned by Mae Corrion.

Bartlett said that damage to the house was significant but that it could be repaired.

Firefighters from Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Mount Desert responded to the blaze.

BDN writer Bill Trotter contributed to this report.

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