LEWISTON, Maine — A man living at 72 Wellman St. was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries Saturday night, fire officials said.
Firefighters knocked down a house fire that appeared to start in the basement near the chimney and burned through the floor of the single-story ranch, causing serious damage, Fire Chief Paul LeClair said.
The flames burned through structural supports, making the floor unsafe. Firefighters cut a hole in the roof to ventilate the smoke and brought the fire under control shortly before 9 p.m.
“Everybody’s out. Everybody’s safe,” LeClair said.
A fire investigator was en route to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
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