Sullivan fire cause may never be known



{youtube}a5jzgVIbqxk{/youtube} SULLIVAN — The cause of the fire that incinerated a two-story home at 67 Quarry Road Friday may never be determined, fire officials said.

The quick-moving blaze destroyed a home owned by Danny and Jamie Tracey, said Fire Chief Chris Eklund.

The home was about four years old. The Traceys lost another home on a lot next door to the Quarry Road fire just six years ago.

Also lost in the fire were a truck, two cars and a boat. It was not immediately known if any of the couple’s animals perished in the fire.

Fire officials received the first call at 10:15 a.m. Friday. The fire was out by 3:30 p.m., but firefighters returned to the site two more times later in the day to put out flare-ups.

Assisting the Sullivan Fire Department were firefighters from Franklin, Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, Hancock, Trenton, Lamoine and Sorrento.

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Pinkham said the modular home was constructed of wood and the fire was trapped in two main beams.

He said so much of the building was destroyed that it was doubtful a cause could be determined.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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