EASTBROOK — An investigation into what caused a fire that destroyed a barn and heavily damaged a nearby home on Webb Pond Road last week has failed to find any answers.
“The origin and the cause are undetermined due to the extent of the damage,” said Sgt. Tim York of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, speaking Tuesday. “The investigation is closed.”
The fire at 93 Webb Pond Road destroyed a large hay barn, and spread to a nearby house which was heavily damaged by heat, flames, smoke and water and rendered uninhabitable.
No one was injured by the fire, but officials said it is possible some pets perished in the blaze.
Franklin Fire Chief Bob Grindle said the home had been occupied, though he did not know the names of anyone who was living there.
Fire crews were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Grindle said wind carried sparks from the barn to the house, about 20 to 30 feet away, and the fire in the house started in the attic of the ell on the house.
Firefighters from Eastbrook and Franklin were joined by crews from Hancock, Sullivan, Waltham, Sorrento and Gouldsboro, as well as County Ambulance.
Grindle estimated about 35 to 40 firefighters were at the Webb Pond Road scene.