Small house fire swiftly extinguished



GOULDSBORO — Six fire departments responded to and extinguished a fire early Saturday afternoon at a Gouldsboro Point home. No one was in the dwelling at the time and the structure mainly sustained smoke damage, Gouldsboro Assistant Fire Chief Ken McCartney reports.

McCartney said that the one-story house’s owner Earl Sassaman arrived home to see smoke coming out of his home. Sassaman reported the small fire, which started in the basement.

McCartney said firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the basement, but were able to put out the fire in about 45 minutes. At this time, he said it was not known exactly what caused the fire.

Besides Gouldsboro, departments from Steuben, Sorrento, Sullivan, Milbridge and Cherryfield all responded to the fire.

“We are lucky it’s a weekend and people are around,” McCartney said. “We need volunteers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
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