BATH, Maine — Fire damaged the daylight basement of a Washington Street home Monday morning, but a nanny safely got herself and two small children outside without injury, while firefighters saved a dog from the building.
Firefighters were called just before 10:30 a.m. to 1141 Washington St., a two-and-a-half story, single-family home set back from the road between Beacon and Edwards streets.
The blaze started in the basement, and crews were on scene within four minutes, Capt. Chris Cummings said at the scene.
The fire was largely contained to the basement, and firefighters used plastic sheeting to minimize smoke damage to other parts of the structure. Cummings said the main part of the house appeared to be liveable.
The adult residents of the home were not home at the time, but a nanny and two small children were outside in the driveway when Cummings arrived.
The cause of the fire was unclear Monday morning, but Capt. Tim Merry continued to investigate the scene and an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office was en route to the property.
The Bath Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Brunswick and West Bath.
The home is owned by Johanna B. Olivadoti and Jason S. Hoslinger, according to the Bath tax assessor’s office. Its assessed value is $186,100.