Fire destroys Skowhegan home

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, at 5:35 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:07 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The state fire marshal’s office has not yet determined the cause of a fire that destroyed an Oak Pond Road home Monday morning.

The Skowhegan Fire Department got a call at 8:51 a.m. from a passer-by who said a two-story home was in flames.

“The first person reporting the fire described it as a fire through the roof and windows,” said Fire Chief Tom Keene.

Nobody was home at the time, and Keene said there were no injuries. The home belonged to David and Stacy Tozier.

The fire is not suspicious, said Keene, but the fire marshal’s office was “involved due to the extensive damage and to assist us in determine the cause.”

The fire marshals may return later in the week in order to find the cause, said Keene.

Keene said the Toziers will stay with relatives for the time being. He added that the single-family home was insured.

Because of the rural setting, a tanker was used to shuttle water from three miles away. The Canaan, Madison and Norridgewock fire departments assisted Skowhegan firefighters.