The call to Zions Hill Road came in around 7 am. When firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting out to the rear of the house.
Crews from Dover-Foxcroft, Corinna, and Sangerville quickly put out the blaze.
Dexter’s fire chief says heat and additions to the home complicated things:
":A lot of the trouble was from the slate roof that held the fire into the house.": Chief Barry Deering told TV5 Wednesday. ":The majority of the damage is in the barn and one end of the house.":
The owners were not home when the fire broke out.
The fire marshal’s office is investigating.