Blaze Destroys Verona Island Home

VERONA ISLAND — Fire gutted a Verona Park residence Tuesday morning.


The Bucksport Fire Department received the call at 9:42 a.m. and was on the scene within six minutes.

“We had a neighbor who noticed the smoke coming out of the eaves,” said Capt. Pam Payson.

The fire, which appeared to have started in the basement, was extinguished in about 15 minutes. Crews then had to pull eaves off the roof and force water into the insulation, Payson said.

The one-story home with a two-story addition is owned by Tommy Curtis. No one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no pets in the residence.

The building is still standing, but Payson said fire, smoke and water damage to the interior were so extensive she would consider it a total loss.

The building was insured.

Crews from Orland, Orrington, Penobscot, Castine and Prospect assisted Bucksport at the scene.

The fire is under investigation.


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