Dedham home destroyed by fire early Thursday

Posted April 25, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — A house on Covenant Way was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, according to officials.

Crews from Dedham, Bucksport, Orrington, Holden and Orland were dispatched to the residence shortly after 3 a.m., according to Dedham Fire Chief Craig Shane.

Shane said the one-and-a-half story house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and an attached garage was already burned. It was not clear where the fire started.

It took firefighters an hour and a half to get the fire under control, Shane said, with crews’ main concerns being a house next door which had propane tanks outside.

Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to other properties, but the house ended up being a total loss, Shane said.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire, as the owner is out of state, Shane said. The owner did have insurance on the house.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a cause.

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