Fire damages Cherryfield home

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.

CHERRYFIELD, Maine — Fire damaged a two-story house Sunday evening and displaced the man who had been living in the home.

The home on School Street sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage but can be repaired, Cherryfield Fire Chief Charles Curtis Jr. reported Monday.

Curtis did not know the name of the man who was home at the time and reported the fire.

Firefighters were summoned to the scene about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

“It was fully involved we when we pulled up,” said Curtis. “It was already blowing out the back windows on the second floor when we pulled in.”

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, according to Curtis.

Most of the fire damage occurred on the second floor, said Curtis, where the roof, interior walls and several windows will have to be replaced.

The cause of the fire was not determined, but Curtis said it originated around the chimney of a wood stove that was located in the kitchen. The blaze appeared to begin in the roof section of the kitchen, a one-story structure between the main house and an attached garage.

Firefighters from Milbridge and Steuben also responded.

No injuries were reported.

 

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