MALONE -- No one was injured early Saturday morning when Justin Vermette's Ryder Road residence was destroyed by fast-moving flames.

All occupants inside the mobile home were able to escape the residence before the flames consumed the structure around 1 a.m.

When Malone Callfiremen arrived to the burning home, it was fully involved and scorching a nearby Jeep.

In a news release, Fire Chief Jerry Fisher said volunteers doused the flames from the outside as they tried to get the heavy fire conditions under control.

Crews and tankers from Bangor, Duane, Owls Head and Westville fire departments provided the local department with additional support during the blaze, which kept volunteers busy for nearly four hours.

As firefighters battled the flames, Constable volunteers manned the Malone station with standby support.

By the time the fire was fully knocked down, it had destroyed the home and everything inside.

The older-model Jeep was also damaged by the heat and flames.

As firefighters and county emergency-services coordinators inspected the damage, officials from Red Cross were called to the 462 Ryder Road residence to assist Vermette and the other occupants as they dealt with the initial aftermath of the blaze.

It was unclear Saturday afternoon where Vermette will be staying as he recovers from the fire, which is being investigated by the Franklin County Cause and Origin Team.

Fisher could not be reached Saturday afternoon and no additional information about the fire was available.

avanvalkenburg@pressrepublican.com

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