Fire damages Dexter home, destroys camper, shed

Posted July 05, 2013, at 10:17 a.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A home on Goff Road that is under renovation was damaged by fire early Friday morning.

Dexter Fire Captain Mike McCormick said crews were called to the scene shortly after 2 a.m.

The owner of the home, Tim Mountain, is selling it to Everett and Justine Gray, who were living in a camper trailer while renovating the house, according to McCormick.

“They had gone away for the weekend and the house was being watched” by Floyd Firth and Emily Coplin, said McCormick.

The captain was not sure of the relationship between the Grays and Firth and Coplin.

Coplin and Firth were asleep in an upstairs bedroom but awoke and smelled smoke, McCormick said. They managed to call 911 and get out quickly.

McCormick said the fire started in the 25-foot camper, which was located behind the home. The camper and a shed were demolished while the house had heavy water damage, but was salvaged.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

Sangerville and Corinna firefighters provided mutual aid.

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