Fire broke out in a machine shop in Hermon Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to Pine Tree Machine on the Pine Tree Road around 7 a.m.
The shop is located near the Hermon and Levant town line.
We’re told the owner of the business was not there at the time. His home is on the same property, but a good distance away from the shop.
When crews arrived, there was heavy smoke and fire in the back of the building.
Fire fighters from Hermon, Levant, Glenburn, Hampden, Bangor and the Air National Guard had the flames knocked down in about 20 minutes..
“We rely heavily on our mutual aid towns,” says Hermon Assistant Fire Chief Eric Pelletier. “It’s water on wheels out here. We had Bangor assisting us today with our ladder to get up into the roof. So a tremendous response.”
The Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate a cause.