Fire destroys garage in Washburn

Posted April 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

WASHBURN, Maine — Fire destroyed a garage on Washburn Road on Friday afternoon.

Washburn Fire Chief Nate Allen said Friday evening that the fire began just before 2:30 p.m. at a 4 Washburn Road garage.

Crews arrived to find the building in flames. A nearby house was not threatened, Allen said.

Allen said that the owner was working on a vehicle in the garage when hot metal came in contact with gasoline and ignited. Information about the name of the individual was not immediately available.

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The occupant was able to get out without injury. The garage was a total loss.

Crews were on the scene for more than two hours and received assistance from the Mapleton Fire Department and the Presque Isle Fire Department.

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