Residents of Matinicus Island have lost a central hub of their community. Fire flattened the island’s Post Office Monday, which also housed an apartment upstairs. The blaze was discovered around 1PM. Mantinicus does have a volunteer fire department, but additional firefighters were flown in from Vinalhaven.
The island is located about 20 miles off the coast of Rockland, and is considered Maine’s outermost island. We’re told about 100 residents live there year round. No one was hurt in the fire, and there is no word yet on a cause.