Blaze that destroyed Nobleboro home may have started with extension cord in child’s bedroom

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 10:19 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 17, 2013, at 1:25 p.m.

NOBLEBORO, Maine — A fire at 9 Chickering Road drew firefighters from four communities Monday afternoon, but fire crews were unable to save the home.

The Nobleboro Fire Department was dispatched at 2:38 p.m., and arrived to discover that the entire house was ablaze, Nobleboro Fire Chief Ryan Gallagher said Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from Bremen, Damariscotta and Newcastle provided mutual aid, and had the fire under control by approximately 3:30 p.m. They were on scene cleaning up until about 7 p.m., Gallagher said.

No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The state fire marshal’s office determined that the blaze was accidental and possibly started in an extension cord in a child’s bedroom, according to Gallagher.