Waterville fire displaces three, fire marshal’s office investigating

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Officials are investigating what caused a fire that heavily damaged a two-apartment building on Mount Pleasant Street.

Waterville Fire Lt. John Gromek said one man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation but was released.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly before 7 p.m., according to Gromek. The fire displaced three tenants, two of whom weren’t home.

The man taken to MaineGeneral Hospital was in a basement when the fire broke out, Gromek said.

Gromek said flames were shooting out of the two-story building when firefighters arrived, but crews were able to get the blaze under control in about an hour.

The building suffered significant damage but is salvageable, Gromek said. It is owned by A and F Lakes Town and Property of Raymond.

The state fire marshal’s office is working to determine what caused the fire and where it started.

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