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Fire reignites at Levant home leveled by flames on Monday

Alex Barber | BDN
Alex Barber | BDN
Fire reignited at a home on the Sawyer Road in Levant on Tuesday. The home was severely damaged Monday when the fire broke out. Firefighters returned to the scene for a second day to battle the blaze.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

LEVANT, Maine — The cause of a stubborn fire that destroyed a home on Sawyer Road on Monday remains undetermined, an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office said Tuesday.

Sgt. Tim York said that the cause can’t be established because of the extent of damage to the home.

The fire left a family of four homeless. The home is owned by Raydell Henderson.

No one was injured in Monday’s fire, which required the involvement of 10 area fire departments.

Fire crews from Levant and Hermon returned to the fire scene shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after the fire reignited, Levant Deputy Fire Chief Tim Rankin said. It took about two hours to extinguish the second fire, he said.

“We gave it a good soaking with foam,” Rankin said. “Hopefully the weatherman will be good to us and send some rain.”

Rankin said the fire was difficult to put out because the building consisted of a mobile home with several additions.

On Monday, a Hermon fire official noted that the home’s location at the end of a dead-end road and lack of fire hydrants also were a challenge to firefighters. The Red Cross has been contacted to help the family, Rankin said. He was not sure if the home was insured.

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