‘Nothing left’ after Addison house fire

Posted Dec. 06, 2009, at 9:56 p.m.

ADDISON, Maine — An early morning fire Saturday destroyed a house on Basin Road.

The house was empty at the time of the fire, according to Addison Fire Chief Sheldon Trundy. The owner, Richard Nickla, recently had returned to his home in New York.

The call came in at about 4:15 a.m. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, the building already had burned flat, Trundy said.

“It’s hard to believe that nobody saw it,” he said. “We figure it had to be burning about three hours to get to that point. There was nothing left.”

There was nothing firefighters could do, Trundy said. After a crew from Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. turned off power, the firefighters doused the remains of the building.

Trundy said he had not called in the state fire marshal to investigate the fire.

“It was so far gone, there’s nothing for him to work with,” he said.

No one was injured.

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