Fire crews' quick response saves Readfield home

2:49 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
Fire crews from six towns save a home in Readfield after fire breaks out in the garage
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READFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fire crews from six towns responded to a house fire on Winthrop Road in Readfield late Wednesday morning.

"The garage was fully involved in fire, and it was working its way up one of the walls of the house," explained Readfield Fire Chief, Lee Mink, who was one of the first to arrive on scene.

Chief Mink says they attacked the fire with a massive stream of water to knock it down and prevent it from spreading into the home.  A car, and the garage it was in, were destroyed in the blaze.

With fire danger high throughout the state, crews worked to keep embers from sparking a fire in the woods and fields near by.  A Maine Forest Service helicopter, on its way to another incident, flew over the scene to check for any flare-ups away from the home and found none.

"We were fortunate that we didn't spark up a brush fire," said Mink. 

No one was injured in the fire, and fire fighters were able to save several dogs and cats.

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