December 15, 2018
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Brunswick firefighter injured as blaze destroys mobile home

Brunswick Fire Department | BDN
Brunswick Fire Department | BDN
A firefighter was injured on Wednesday as crews battled a blaze in Brunswick.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — One firefighter was injured Wednesday night as crews from five communities battled a “stubborn” fire at a mobile home at Bayside Estates off Old Bath Road in Brunswick.

Brunswick fire crews arrived at the Larry Lane home just before 9 p.m. to find “a significant amount of fire” at the front of the building, Deputy Chief Donald Koslosky said Thursday.

“It ended up traveling up the side of the building, from what we can see, and into the space between the ceiling and the roof,” he said. “Then it traveled across the mobile home.”

Crews knocked the fire down quickly before poking holes in the ceiling and digging the fire out of the ceiling and roof.

One firefighter was taken to Mid Coast Hospital after slipping on ice created by water sprayed to extinguish the fire, Koslosky said.

The home is a total loss, he said.

Two adults and two children were outside when firefighters arrived. A cat that remained in the home was rescued by firefighters.

“The Elf on a Shelf is safe,” Koslosky said. “The little girl wanted us to save her cat and ‘Elfie,’ and Elfie made it to the Christmas tree and was rescued by her parents.”

 


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