Blue Hill man flees home after second fire in four years



{youtube}rLFh4FQX0SE{/youtube}BLUE HILL — For the second time in four years, a Blue Hill man has been forced to flee his home following a fire.

Departments from Blue Hill, Brooklin, Sedgwick and Penobscot responded to the blaze Monday morning at Bill Monroe’s home on the Range Road.

Monroe escaped the fire unharmed. In 2009, fire forced him out of another home located across the road.

Blue Hill Fire Chief Denny Robertson said the damage to the roof of Monroe’s current home is extensive. He wasn’t sure whether the metal roof could be replaced.

Robertson said it was too early to speculate on the fire’s cause.

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.