Irving Station Up In Flames 

Eleven people are out of work tonight after a fire destroyed the Eastport business where they work. Eastport City Manager Bud Finch says the Irving gas station on Washington street is a total loss after fire ripped through the building around five o’clock Wednesday morning. Finch says investigators with the Fire Marshal’s office were called into investigate, but it’s believed a mechanical glitch cause the fire. It took more than 20 firefighters from Eastport and perry to control the fire. Finch says he’s still waiting to hear from Irving to find out the company’s plans, but he says the town is doing everything it can to ensure the four full time and seven part time employees find work in the meantime.