Fire levels two-story home in Garland

Posted April 30, 2014, at 1:25 p.m.
Last modified April 30, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.

GARLAND, Maine — A two-story home on the Campbell Road was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, according to officials.

Crews from four towns were called to the scene shortly before noon, Garland Fire Chief Bruce Smith said.

Heavy smoke was coming out of the back side of the house when firefighters arrived on scene, according to Smith.

Smith said the fire got caught up in the attic, which made it difficult for firefighters to knock it down. He said crews from Garland, Dexter, Corinna and Corinth had things under control within two hours.

The home, which was being renovated to be rented out by the owners, was insured, the chief said. The fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Smith said the state fire marshal’s office is investigating a cause. No firefighters were injured.