The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Maine Public Radio
Maine Public Classical
No Injuries in Maine Home Fire Fanned by Wind
01/21/2013 10:19 AM ET  

Maine firefighters say investigators are going to be searching for the cause of a wind-driven fire that destroyed a home and vehicle in West Paris.

WEST PARIS, Maine (AP) _ The fire on Maple Street was reported late Sunday afternoon. There were no injuries.

West Paris Fire Chief Norm St. Pierre says the home became fully engulfed in flames as crews arrived.

The Sun Journal reports the wind showered nearby buildings with embers and even ignited a fire on St. Pierre's truck, parked a block away. He says he put it out with snow.

Firefighters focused on keeping the fire from to spreading to other buildings.

About 45 firefighters from a number of communities helped extinguish the blaze.

Investigators are expected on the scene by Tuesday to determine the cause.



Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2016 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.