Fire damages home across from Gray town office

Posted June 26, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — A fire at a single-family home on Main Street across the street from Town Hall disrupted traffic for much of the afternoon Wednesday.

The fire started in the kitchen and was reported at 2:30 p.m., according to Gray Deputy Fire Chief Michael Barter.

Barter said two people were home at the time and managed to get out safely, while an EMT was able to rescue a cat.

Crews from five towns encountered high heat and significant flames upon entering the building, according to Barter, but were able to contain the fire in about a half hour.

The house suffered extensive smoke, heat and water damage, but Barter said it’s unclear if the home will be salvageable. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the residents.

Barter said the cause of the blaze has not been determined but the state fire marshal’s office has been called in to investigate.

Crews from Gray, Poland, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester and Cumberland went to the scene while Windham and Falmouth covered Gray’s station, Barter said.

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