Cause of fire that destroyed Hudson home unknown, fire marshal says

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 1:57 p.m.

HUDSON, Maine — Fire investigators sifted through the rubble and debris left behind from a blaze early Wednesday morning at 472 Old Town Road but were unable to determine what started the fire.

“It’s going to be undetermined,” Sgt. Ken Grimes of the state fire marshal’s office said Thursday morning. “There is too much damage.”

The fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. When firefighters arrived at the single-story ranch house, the roof of the structure had already collapsed and they feared that the homeowner was inside, Fire Chief Mike Simmons said after his crews had returned to the station.

“We found out she was visiting a relative in Parkman,” he said.

The structure is a complete loss, the fire chief said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)