Fire damages Hampden condo under construction

Posted May 23, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A condo under construction was damaged due to a fire on Friday morning, according to officials.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze when an off-duty Hampden firefighter en route to training saw smoke, according to Lt. Matt St. Pierre.

Firefighters from Hampden, Bangor, Hermon and Levant arrived at the scene on Western Avenue around 7 a.m., St. Pierre said.

Nobody is living in the complex at this point, the lieutenant said.

The fire started in the first floor of the affected unit and spread to the second floor, but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to other units, according to St. Pierre.

The lieutenant said it appears chemicals used for treating trim caused the fire, and it does not appear suspicious.

Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 15 minutes, St. Pierre said.

No injuries were reported.