WATERVILLE– A house was significantly damaged by fire throughout the wee hours Monday early morning as seven individuals and a number of animals got away without injury.
The fire at 6 King Court was reported at 12:08 a.m. by an individual who said there was a fire on the beyond the very first floor of the home and they were climbing up out a rear window to
get away. Waterville Fire Department teams responded and discovered “a considerable amount of fire in the enclosed porch and it was extending into the house,” according to a statement released by Waterville Battalion Chief John Gromek.
Gromek said there were three grownups and four children in the single-family home and nobody was injured, although one firefighter was evaluated for tiredness.
All of the occupants were required to crawl out of a first flooring window because the fire was blocking the door, Gromek said, however he could not confirm the names of the occupants as of Monday night.
Firemen crews also saved three cats, three lizards and a family pet rat.
“When they called the fire in, I think they informed dispatch that there were still animals in the house,” Gromek stated during a phone interview Monday. “And they informed the first showing up systems too.”
The house got “extensive damage” from the blaze.
“It’s ideal on the edge of a total loss,” Gromek stated. “It’s an older style home, and the fire made it up into the attic and the 2nd floor walls so there is a substantial amount of damage to the roof …”
“> A firemen from the Waterville Fire Department emerges from a burning structure with a live kitten on King Court in the South End of Waterville on Monday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel The owner of the structure, Richard Leary, of Fairfield, has insurance, Gromek said.
An automobile coming from among the residents was parked near the home and was harmed by the fire. “That damage is repairable, “Gromek said.”( The fire) just melted a headlight and some of the fender and hood on one side of the vehicle.”
The occupants are presently staying with a family member, Gromek said.
The reason for the fire is still under investigation by the Maine Workplace of State Fire Marshal. Likewise reacting to the scene were teams from Winslow, Oakland and Skowhegan, while Fairfield crews covered the Waterville department. Fire crews cleared the scene at 3:47 a.m.