October 21, 2013

Police Log: Oct. 21, 2013 — Fire


---- — MALONE — A fire caused minor damage to a single-family home here Sunday morning.

Malone Callfiremen responded to report of a blaze at 62 Rennie St. at about 11 a.m., according to Paul Langdon, the department’s first assistant chief .

The fire appeared to have started on a mattress on the second floor and was first noticed by one of the home’s residents Brandie Barney, Langdon said.

Barney, who lives in the home with another adult and children, was cleaning the bathroom when she heard a snapping sound and saw flames in a second-story back window, the assistant chief said.

Before fire crews arrived at the scene, he noted, a garden hose was used to combat the blaze.

“The occupants put the fire out prior to our arrival,” Langdon said.

Once on scene, firefighters made sure the flames were extinguished and investigated the incident.

Bangor Fire Department automatically responded to the scene but was turned away upon arrival, according to Langdon.

The home, which is owned by Brandie’s father John Barney, is still habitable, he added.

“It was minimal damage,” Langdon said.

The cause of the fire had not yet been determined Sunday afternoon; however, the first assistant chief believed it to be “completely accidental.”

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writers Chris Fasolino and Amy Heggen