May 23, 2018
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Woman suffers burns to face, log cabin destroyed in Harrison fire

By Douglas McIntire, Sun Journal

HARRISON — A woman suffered second-degree burns to her face in a fire that destroyed a home belonging to Steve Fogg, Sunday afternoon.

According to Harrison fire Chief Dana LaPlante, the fire broke out in the kitchen and by the time crews arrived around 2:30 p.m., the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Crews from Harrison, Paris, Waterford, Norway, Otisfield, Naples and Bridgton responded to the log cabin fire.

LaPlante said Alison Flagg, girlfriend of Fogg, suffered burns to her face when she tried to extinguish the fire before she and Fogg’s 18-year-old daughter, Linden, had to flee the house.

Flagg was taken to Bridgton Hospital, where she remains for observation.

According to LaPlante, the fire took about 45 minutes to knock down, but the crews had to spend considerable time doing “extensive overhaul”because the roof collapsed.

LaPlante said that crews initially had a tough time getting water, but quickly drew from nearby Carsley Brook.

LaPlante said he does not have a dollar amount on the damages, but the homeowner does have insurance.

A fire marshal remained on the scene Sunday night to determine a cause.

Immediately following the Naples Road fire, LaPlante’s crew was called out to another structure fire around 5:15 p.m. at 249 Scribner Mills Road.

According to LaPlante, homeowners Merril and Sheila Rollins had just built a sauna in their home and lit the stove to warm it up.

Just as the homeowners decided to check in on their project, they noticed a fire had broken out in the ceiling above the sauna stove.

LaPlante said crews quickly put out the fire and damage was confined to the sauna.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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