Fire destroys tractor-trailer at Garelick Farms milk depot in Hermon

Posted July 24, 2013, at 9:08 a.m.

HERMON, Maine — A tractor-trailer at a local milk depot was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night.

Hermon Assistant Fire Chief Eric Pelletier said crews were called to the Garelick Farms milk depot on Outer Hammond Street shortly before midnight.

While the facility’s building itself wasn’t ablaze, the tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Pelletier said.

“There was some smoke that got into the building, but no damage,” Pelletier said.

The truck had been parked for about an hour before the fire broke out, Pelletier said, and two employees who were working noticed the flames and called 911.

The tractor, trailer and milk products that were inside the trailer were all destroyed in the fire, which was under control in about 15 minutes, Pelletier said.

The assistant chief said the fire started in the engine of the truck, and does not believe it was suspicious.

Hermon and Levant firefighters went to the scene.

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