MONROE, Maine — Firefighters from several towns turned out Saturday night in Monroe to extinguish a blaze in a garage used by a general contracting business.
Chief Ken Clements of the Monroe Fire Department said Sunday that the call came in at about 5:40 p.m., and when crews arrived at the Swan Lake Avenue structure, they found “visible fire,” he said.
Crews from Brooks, Jackson and Frankfort helped the Monroe Fire Department battle the blaze at the building co-owned by Matt Powers and Adam Vogel. Clements said that firefighters were at the scene for about four hours altogether, and although the building was not destroyed, it suffered smoke, water and structure damage.
“There was a lot of heat damage in the building,” Clements said. “Any exposed wiring had the covers to the wires melted off.”
He said the Maine fire marshal’s office will send an investigator on Monday to determine what caused the fire. The building was insured, he said, adding that no one was injured while crews worked to put out the fire.