Family Left Homeless After Duplex Fire 

A woman and her children were left homeless Friday morning when a fire damaged their West Gardiner duplex. Fire crews responded to a fire at Skehan Ln. shortly after 8:30 a.m. and found the woman and her children outside. An elderly woman who lives in the other half of the duplex initially would not leave her home and had to be escorted outside by firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.