Searsport couple escapes burning home, but building a loss

Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 2:59 p.m.

SEARSPORT, Maine — A couple managed to escape a burning home on Savery Road late Friday morning, but firefighters were unable to salvage the building.

“It’s a total loss,” A.J. Koch Jr. of the Searsport Fire Department said at the scene.

Fire crews from Stockton Springs, Prospect and West Frankfort joined the Searsport firefighters who worked to quell the blaze in the double-wide trailer down a long driveway off the town road.

He was not sure of the names of the man and woman who were home at the time the fire started. It was reported at 11:50 a.m., Koch said, adding that he did not believe that animals were trapped by the fire, either.

Between 15 and 20 men with three fire engines and other fire fighting equipment responded to the emergency.