Waldoboro fire under investigation, Red Cross assists family
Investigators from the state fire marshal's office are expected to visit a Winslow Mills Road home to determine the cause of a March 16 fire.
The fire was reported at about 10:30 p.m. at 992 Winslow Mills Road, which is a single family home, according to Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer.
The home is owned by Charles Call, but was being rented by a family with two children. The family was home at the time of the fire, but all were able to get out safely, he said.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the living room, but Smeltzer said there was significant smoke and water damage throughout the home.
One cat was lost in the fire and another cat is missing, the chief said.
About 18 firefighters from Waldoboro, Jefferson, Nobleboro and Warren were on scene until about midnight.
Maine State Fire Marshal's Office was called to investigate and determine the cause of the fire. Smeltzer said he does not have any reason to believe it was suspicious.
Smeltzer did not have a monetary value of the loss.
The displaced family is being assisted by the Red Cross.
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