UPDATED: Waldoboro fire deemed arson
Waldoboro — The fire that destroyed a mobile home at 50 Union Road Nov. 14 was intentionally set, according to a statement from Sgt. Ken Grimes of the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office.
The case is still under investigation to determine who is responsible for the arson.
More than 15 firefighters from Waldoboro, Warren and Union responded to the call at 11:30 a.m. and remained on scene for more than two hours, extinguishing the fire and assisting Fire Marshal Mary McMaster in determining the cause.
"I believe there were two people home at the time of the fire," said Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer. No injuries were reported.
Elizabeth Cunningham, her 13-year-old son, and Eric Buckley were tenants of the home.
Waldoboro and Warren Emergency Management Services assisted on the scene with rehabilitation for the firefighters. One Warren firefighter was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center as a precaution, said Smeltzer.
Also on the scene were members of Waldoboro Police Department. Friendship Fire Department was called to cover the Waldoboro station.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.
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