Firefighters battle structure fire in Monticello

Posted Jan. 09, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.

MONTICELLO, Maine — Firefighters from more than three departments spent Tuesday afternoon and evening battling a structure fire in Monticello.

The fire was called in at about 1:30 p.m. and the Houlton Ambulance Department also responded to the blaze at 250 Hare Road. It couldn’t immediately be determined whether anyone was injured or the ambulance was simply called to be on standby.

Midafternoon Monday, the two-story dwelling was fully engulfed and smoke was visible from as far away as Carson Road in Littleton.

Firefighters from Houlton, Littleton and Monticello were attacking the fire from the outside just after 2:30 p.m.

No information was immediately available about the owners or whether anyone was in the structure when the fire started.

At about 4:30 p.m., Monticello Fire Chief Morris Pinette said that firefighters still were busy battling flare-ups and that he would not be available to provide more information until Tuesday.