Family of six escapes fire that destroyed New Gloucester home

Posted March 26, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
Last modified March 26, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A modified travel-trailer that was home to a family of six in New Gloucester was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

At about 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 52 Maple St. and found a modified travel-trailer attached to a small, wooden room with a shed roof engulfed in flames, New Gloucester Fire Chief Gary Sacco said.

Two adults and four children were living in the building, although Sacco said, “It was not a permanent structure in my eyes.”

The blaze was under control within 30 to 45 minutes.

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No injuries were reported.

Sacco said a man in the home reported seeing flames in a Monitor heater. He reportedly tried to extinguish the fire with a sleeping bag before getting his family out of the structure.

All six residents escaped, and the American Red Cross is helping the family find shelter.


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