SACO, Maine — No one was injured, but a family was left homeless Sunday after a fire broke out in their cellar.
Saco Fire Department District Chief Mark Willett said Sunday afternoon that crews from Saco and Biddeford arrived at 10 Hall Ave. in Saco just after noon to find heavy smoke spewing from the front and rear of the single-family home. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported by the homeowner.
Willett said crews were able to extinguish the fire in about 15 minutes, but remained on the scene for more than an hour to deal with the aftermath. There was heavy smoke and fire damage to the first floor of the building.
“The home will not be occupiable for quite a while,” said Willett. Though the cause of the fire is still under investigation in consultation with the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office, Willett said the blaze appeared to have started in the cellar. Willett was unsure whether the home was insured.