January 20, 2020
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Blaze destroys shop and garage in Wallagrass

WALLAGRASS, Maine — More than 20 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning on Michaud Road. Despite their efforts, a large garage with tools, materials and a vehicle inside were lost, according to Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee.

Shortly before 6:30 a.m., homeowner Thomas Michaud called for help after spotting the fire from his home on the other side of the property.

The large barn-like garage and shop, out of which Michaud operated a woodworking and carpentry business, was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, said Endee. No other structures were damaged in the blaze.

The garage and shop were “totally destroyed,” according to Endee, who said the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Endee was scheduled to meet Monday with an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office.

The homeowner does have insurance, according to Endee.

There were no injuries reported, he said.

Crews from the Fort Kent Fire Department were assisted by firefighters from Eagle Lake. A crew from the Frenchville Fire Department was stationed in Fort Kent during the Wallagrass fire, as a backup.

Firefighters left the Michaud home shortly after 8 a.m.


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