Fire destroys Blue Hill farmhouse



BLUE HILL — A house at Ken-Rose Farm on Route 15 near the Penobscot town line was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, according to Blue Hill Assistant Fire Chief Matt Dennison.

“We got paged out at five minutes to 5 a.m.,” Dennison said.

“We were probably 90 minutes before we considered the fire under control,” Dennison said. Crews were on scene for six hours, leaving around 11 a.m.

Seven people were living at the home. All made it out safely. One person was awake when the fire started and alerted the others, the assistant chief said.

A barn near the farmhouse contained cattle, which also were unharmed.

Firefighters from all over the Blue Hill Peninsula came to help.

Firefighters from Sedgwick, Penobscot, Orland and Brooklin went to the scene.

Surry firefighters covered the Blue Hill station.

Deer Isle firefighters covered the Sedgwick and Brooklin stations.

There is no word yet on who the barn belongs to. However, the Red Cross is helping the residents.

For years, Ken-Rose Farm had been the home of the late Kendall and Flossie Howard.

Flossie passed away in 2012 and Kendall in 2013.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

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