Electrical problem determined to be cause

Fire destroys South Thomaston home

By Stephen Betts | Feb 22, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts A Feb. 22 fire blazes inside a house at 6 Heron Cove off Waterman's Beach Road in South Thomaston.

South Thomaston — A fire destroyed a house off Waterman's Beach Road in South Thomaston Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22.

South Thomaston Fire Chief Bryan Calderwood said no one was home when the fire was reported. The fire was spotted by people passing by the house located at 6 Heron Cove, located off Waterman's Beach Road near the intersection with Route 73.

The fire chief said the state fire marshal responded and the cause was determined to be an electrical problem related to an outlet. The family staying at the house left the house three hours before the fire was reported.

No one was injured.

Smoke could be seen for miles from the home.

Callers reported hearing explosions shortly after the fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Departments from South Thomaston, Owls Head, Rockland, St. George, Thomaston, Cushing, and Warren responded to the fire was well as the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

A water station was set up on Waterman's Beach Road.

The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m. Town crews cleared after 7 p.m.

According to South Thomaston assessment records, the house is owned by Kathleen Leach of Camden. The 1,200-square-foot house was built in 1985. The house is assessed by the town at $145,100.

Her son and his family were living at the home.



Comments (3)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Mar 11, 2020 14:33

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Posted by: Valerie Wass | Mar 11, 2020 14:32



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Feb 22, 2020 15:04

So sad!


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