Sabattus firefighters knock down two blazes Sunday afternoon

Posted April 07, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.

SABATTUS, Maine — Local firefighters were busy Sunday afternoon as two blazes were reported an hour apart.

The first call came in at 50 Shore Drive at 3:41 p.m., and just over an hour later, crews were dispatched to a residence on High Street, Sabattus Fire Chief Marc Veilleux said.

When crews arrived at the Shore Drive scene, they found the residence filled with smoke, Veilleux said. The female homeowner managed to get out uninjured.

Veilleux said crews were able to contain the fire quickly.

The second fire was discovered when a Sabattus lieutenant was heading back to the station, Veilleux said, and crews were instantly summoned to High Street.

Nobody was home at the time of the second fire, the chief said, but two dogs were saved from the residence.

No injuries were reported in either fire and neither blaze is being considered suspicious, Veilleux said.

Both fires are under investigation and both homeowners were put in contact with the Red Cross for assistance. Neither home was destroyed.

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