HOPE — Firefighters from Hope, Camden and Lincolnville responded to a call at about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 as flames and smoke damaged a home on Robbins Road.

The home belongs to Bob and Grace Josselyn. Bob was awake when the fire started, working its way up the exterior of the home around the front door. He called 911.

Hope Fire Chief Clarence Keller said the fire caused smoke damage to the interior. The siding on the front of the home was melted, and the wall beneath, scorched.

The Josselyns, their three dogs and cat were able to escape. Keller said an EMT from North East Mobile Health Services administered oxygen to one of the dogs to help with smoke inhalation.

Keller said the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office will be called in to investigate the cause.

Keller praised the mutual aid cooperation of the three departments in providing quick response to the blaze.

Firefighters run hoses down Robbins Road in Hope as they respond to a house fire Oct. 27. Photo by Daniel Dunkle