The call for help came in just after 6 o’clock.
People living in the Newport home had reportedly started a fire in a woodstove, but somehow the flames spread onto the wall and then up into the attic.
Three people were home at the time. They all made it out safely.
Crews from Corinna and surrounding towns responded, and quickly discovered they had their hands full.
The home had a metal roof which tends to reflect the heat back into the building, trapping the flames, and allowing the fire to spread.
A metal roof is also a much tougher barrier for fire fighters to overcome before accessing the flames.
a local resident quickly loaned the crews the use of his front end loader. Giving fire fighters the ability to peel off a section of the metal roof in order to reach the flames.