DEER ISLE — Fire claimed a workshop on the North Deer Isle Road early Monday morning, according to Deer Isle Fire Chief Brent Morey.
The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that the fire started with a “clamp light,” the chief said. A clamp light is a lamp that attaches with a spring clamp. Morey said those lights are dangerous.
The homeowner, Josh Clough, lost a lot of equipment, including numerous coils of new rope, Morey said. “He lost a lot of gear. He lost a lot of traps.”
Firefighters were on scene for six hours. They were called to the scene at 6:20 a.m. and left around 12:30 p.m.
The Stonington and Sedgwick fire departments provided mutual aid. The Blue Hill Fire Department was on standby.