June 23, 2018
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Firefighters in Woolwich work to save home after garage catches fire

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

WOOLWICH, Maine — Firefighters from six area communities worked into the night Tuesday to save a large two-story home on Middle Road after an attached garage caught fire just after 7 p.m.

Woolwich Fire Chief Geoff McCarren struck a first alarm immediately upon arriving at 693 Middle Road after finding a confirmed structure fire, Retired Deputy Chief Phillip Skillin said at the scene.

“That gave us the city of Bath, West Bath and Arrowsic” for mutual aid, he said. Also on scene were the Georgetown, Phippsburg and Wiscasset fire departments.

No injuries were reported at the fire, which destroyed a two-bay garage, and extended into the home, Skillin said.

“It was in the walls and between the floor,” he said. “It’s now extinguished and we’re on a mop-up, or overhaul.”

The home had minor damage — largely smoke and water damage, although some areas of the second floor were burned.

Homeowner Robert Buck was at home when the fire broke out, Skillin said. His wife, Jean, arrived moments later.

The home, on 16.8 acres, is assessed at $299,400, according to town records.

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