Early morning fire destroys Steuben home while family is away

Posted Oct. 13, 2013, at 2:59 p.m.

STEUBEN, Maine — A fire destroyed a Steuben home early Sunday while the occupants were away on a trip.

The house, a one-story, ranch-style home, was a total loss, reported Chris Bell, training officer for the Steuben Fire Department. It was valued at a minimum of $100,000, he said.

No injuries were reported.

The fire department was summoned to the home at 131 Village Road at about 2:30 a.m. and responded along with firefighters from Milbridge and Cherryfield.

“The house was fully involved [in flames], and the roof was collapsed in on itself” by the time firefighters arrived at the scene, said Bell.

It took about 45-60 minutes to bring the fire under control, according to Bell.

The cause of the fire was undetermined. The blaze is being investigated by the state fire marshal’s office, Bell said.

The house was occupied by Brenton Parrot and his wife and and children, Bell said, but the Parrots were in New Hampshire when the fire occurred.

Bell was not aware what arrangements the family made for temporary shelter.

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