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Quick response extinguishes Thomaston house fire

By Stephen Betts | Jul 24, 2020
Photo by: Alan Athearn of Rockland Fire Department Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a fire at 2 Toll Bridge Road in Thomaston on Wednesday, July 22.

Thomaston — A rapid response from area fire departments was able to contain a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Thomaston.

There were no injuries. There was fire damage to the kitchen of the house at 2 Toll Bridge Road, as well as smoke damage throughout the house, and a small amount of water damage, Thomaston Fire Chief Mikail Mazzeo said.

The July 22 fire was reported at 3:15 p.m. When crews arrived there was light smoke coming from the eaves of the single-family house and from the front door.

The fire was able to be extinguished using one hose and about 250 gallons of water.

The chief said the fire started when hot oil on the stove spilled onto the floor of the kitchen. The homeowner attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher.

Also responding to assist Thomaston were fire departments from Rockland, South Thomaston and Warren. Crews from Waldoboro and Cushing were on their way to help when they were sent back when the fire was extinguished so quickly.

The house is owned by Janek Taft.

 

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