No injuries after morning fire in Belfast

Posted Dec. 08, 2013, at 1:18 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — More than two dozen firefighters from three communities worked Sunday morning to save a Belfast house from being consumed by flames.

No one was injured in the effort to extinguish the Blueberry Lane fire, which apparently began in the garage attached to Josh Brown’s home.

“We heard a bang,” Brown told Belfast Fire Chief Jim Richards after the fire was doused. “There must have been seven gas containers in the garage. We heard them exploding.”

Brown was home with his wife and two kids when the fire began in the late morning. He said there was just enough time to run to move the vehicles, one of which had started to burn.

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A half-melted power boat was moored in the wreckage of the garage. Richards and Brown said that the interior of the home appeared to be in pretty bad shape, too. According to Brown, the home is insured. Richards said it was too soon to tell how the fire began.

“I have family in the area. We’ll be fine,” a shaken Brown said while looking at his charred, blackened house. “It’s pretty wrecked in there.”

Firefighters from Belmont and Morrill assisted the Belfast Fire Department at the scene. The home was located on a narrow lane off Route 3.

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