Press-Republican

October 7, 2013

Police Log: Oct. 7, 2013 — Structure fire


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---- — NORTH BANGOR — A fire destroyed a residential garage here Sunday morning; however, firefighters were able to spare the nearby home. 

Bangor Fire Chief Jerry Dumas said his department arrived at the single-family residence at 161 Walkerville Road at about 10 a.m. to find the garage fully involved in flames. 

Crews were able to save the house, which stood only about 6 to 10 feet away from the burning garage, he said.

Though heat from the nearby flames did melt some lights on the exterior of the home, Dumas noted, there was no structural or significant damage to the residence itself. 

Still, the blaze did destroy all of the garage’s contents, which included two vehicles, lawnmowers and various pieces of lawn and shop equipment, he said.  

Mutual aid was provided by Malone Callfiremen, Moira and Brushton fire departments and the Franklin County Cause and Origin Team. 

Though the exact cause of the fire was still being investigated Sunday afternoon, Dumas said, it was believed to be electrical in nature and not suspicious. 

All units were back in service by 12:30 p.m.

No further information was available Sunday. 

— By Contributing Writer Amy Heggen and Staff Writer Ashleigh Livingston