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Fire burns down 2 buildings at historic Fryeburg fairground

Courtesy Roy Andrews | BDN
Courtesy Roy Andrews | BDN
A raging fire destroyed two buildings at the Fryeburg Fair grounds on Tuesday night.

FRYEBURG, Maine — A massive fire has destroyed two buildings and damaged several others at a historic fairground in Maine.

Officials say the fire started inside a sheep barn at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds Tuesday night and spread to the cattle shed.

Both buildings burned to the ground, and fair officials say six other buildings are damaged.

No animals were inside the structures at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

At least 20 fire departments responded to the blaze. The fair posted photos of the flames and the damage left in their wake to its Facebook page.

Photo by Rachel Andrews Damon

Posted by Fryeburg Fair on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fire officials are now working to determine the cause of the fire.

Fair officials say the annual fair will still happen in the fall, even if they have to resort to using tents.

The Fryeburg Fair has been a Maine tradition for more than 160 years.

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