Early-morning fire destroys vacant home in Bradford

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, at 3:34 p.m.

BRADFORD, Maine — Fire destroyed a vacant home on Jones Road in Bradford on Friday morning.

Chief Dusty Kelley of the Bradford Fire Department said crews were dispatched to the scene around 2:40 a.m., and when they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames.

“The roof had already collapsed at that point,” Kelley said.

Although the home was vacant, the owners, who live next door, had been renovating the property for the last couple of years, Kelley said.

Crews from Bradford, Corinth, Charleston, Hudson and Glenburn managed to get the blaze under control in about 20 minutes, Kelley said.

Sgt. Tim York of the state fire marshal’s office said a cause has not been determined. The fire marshal’s office is continuing to investigate.

The home was not insured, according to York. Kelley said the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious.