Late Night Fire in St. Francis Forces Woman From Her Home
Firefighters from St. Francis and Fort Kent battled a blaze late Sunday night that severely damaged a home on Main Street in St. Francis.
Fiddlehead Focus reports the homeowner, Carrie Theriault, was alone at the residence when a smoke alarm alerted her to the fire at around 11 p.m. The St. Francis Fire Department responded with 12 volunteer firefighters and two engines. The Fort Kent Fire Department also responded with three engines and a rescue truck.
Deputy Fire Chief Cole Pelletier said fire and smoke on the first floor was extending up to the second floor of the home when crews arrived. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby structures.
The blaze was under control by 1 a.m. but the St. Francis Fire Dept. kept a truck on the scene until 4 a.m. Monday. The home was extensively damaged.
Pelletier believes the home was insured and that Theriault stayed at a relative’s home Sunday night.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the State Fire Marshal is investigating. There were no injuries.