KENDUSKEAG, Maine — A quick response was crucial in saving a local dairy farm from being destroyed by a fire on Thursday evening, a fire official said.
Kenduskeag fire Capt. Scott Dore was the first on scene at a Stetson Road residence shortly after 8:30 p.m.
“They had fire coming from the kitchen area of the house and heavy smoke coming from the house,” Dore said Friday.
The fire started in the kitchen of the two-story house, which is attached to a barn, Dore said. He said the owners have “at least 80 cows,” but none of them were harmed in the fire, which was contained to the kitchen.
“We were able to save their farm,” Dore said. “We were able to keep it contained to the kitchen.”
The owners and their two dogs also managed to get out safely, according to Dore. He did not release their names.
The house sustained heavy smoke damage, but Dore said it can be repaired. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about an hour, he said.
Dore said firefighters don’t have a cause of the blaze, but said the state fire marshal’s office will conduct an investigation.
Crews from Kenduskeag, Hudson, Hermon, Corinth, Glenburn and Levant battled the blaze.