Update: Crews Contain House Fire in Bucksport

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

Investigators with the fire marshal’s office are helping figure out what started a house fire in Bucksport. [TAKE VO]{***VO***}Crews from Bucksport, Orland and Orrington were called to the home on Route 15, not far from the town line. A driver passing by around 1 p.m. noticed heavy smoke coming from the first floor. The Bucksport Fire Chief says the house is about 10 miles from the fire station and by the time crews arrived, two rooms were already filled with flames.He says the fire had a pretty good head start, adding to the challenge of fighting it. “Being 10 miles from a place that’s already on fire and nobody was here at the time it started. So I’m not sure how long it would been going before the motorist saw the smoke.”Firefighters had the flames knocked out in about 5 minutes. One lane of Route 15 was closed for awhile this afternoon while crews cleaned up the mess.


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