November 16, 2019
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Fire destroys Camden home

CAMDEN, Maine — Firefighters from five towns battled a fire early Thursday morning that destroyed a home along Megunticook Lake.

The fire at 265 Beaucaire Avenue was called in at 2:51 a.m. by a neighbor, said Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley. The neighbor reported that the building was ablaze and that is what crews found when they arrived, the chief said.

The location posed challenges, he said, since the road to the property is narrow and remote and there is no nearby supply of water. Water was trucked in from the boat launching facility on Route 105, he said.

Crews from Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Union assisted Camden in fighting the fire.

There were no injuries.

A state fire marshal investigator has not been able to determine a cause for the fire because of the extensive damage, the chief said. There was a confirmed lightning strike nearby on Wednesday evening, Farley said, but whether that was the cause is not known.

There were three homes located within 150 feet of the destroyed cottage but they were not damaged. Several trees were burned, however.

The cottage is listed as belonging to the Kimber Family Trust with David Kimber of Silver Spring, Maryland, as the trustee, according to Knox County Registry of Deed records. The two-story 1,390-square-foot cottage was assessed by the town at $113,000.

Firefighters were at the scene until about noon Thursday.



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