May 27, 2018
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Crews battling fire at Augusta apartment building

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — Firefighters from four different communities were working to extinguish a blaze on Penobscot Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Augusta Fire Chief Dan Guimond said crews were dispatched to the four-story apartment building shortly after noon. Firefighters from Augusta, Winthrop, Chelsea, Gardiner and the Togus veterans hospital were still on scene as of 3 p.m.

Guimond said flames were shooting out of a third-story window when firefighters arrived.

The chief said it’s unclear where the fire started and a cause has not been determined. The fire marshal’s office went to the scene Tuesday, Guimond said.

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