OWLS HEAD — A fire that may have been electrical in origin prompted a response from area departments.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at a house at 50 Canns Beach Road. A neighbor spotted flames coming out near the electrical outlet at the home owned by John Treneer and alerted the occupants.

The fire was around the electrical entrance boxes but did not appear to start in the boxes, Fire Chief Frank Ross said. He said he would contact the state electrical inspector because it is not clear what started the fire. The homeowner has been having problems with other utilities over the past couple weeks.

Damage was minimal to the structure of the home, mostly confined to utility wiring, vinyl siding and soffets, the chief said. The homeowner and his caregiver were home at the time as was one of the residents of the attached apartment. There was no water damage.

Owls Head, Rockland Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services, South Thomaston Fire Department and Saint George Fire Department responded. Power was cut to the residence by Central Maine Power until repairs could be made, the chief said.