Firefighters respond to scorched wall

By Daniel Dunkle | Feb 17, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Assistant Chief Adam Miceli, left, firefighter Katy Vanorse, and firefighter Mike Cole work at the scene of a minor fire Feb. 17 on Frederick Street in Rockland.

Rockland — Quick response by a neighbor and the fire department helped keep a fire from spreading on the side of a Frederick Street home at about 1 p.m. Feb. 17.

The fire did minor damage to an outside wall near the kitchen door of the 10 Frederick St. home owned by Barbara Allen.

Neighbor Lee Fox said his wife saw the fire outside her window, and he hurried over to help. He said he put water on the fire as it climbed the dry wooden shingles on the side of the house.

The fire started in the kitchen when a towel began to smolder. Allen put the towel out on the side rail just outside the door, thinking it was out, and the wind blew it into the side of the house.

The fire was quickly put out. Firefighters chipped away loose, burned patches on the wall to make sure it was completely extinguished.

No one was injured.

Rockland Fire and EMS responds to a report of a structure fire Feb. 17 on Frederick Street. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.


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