Canton Fire Department’s Save The Basement Strategy Works Like A Charm

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Canton fire departmentCANTON, Maine — A lit kerosene lantern that was accidentally knocked to the floor started a fire that destroyed a School Street home early Friday morning, fire Chief Shane Gallant said. No one was injured in the inferno, but homeowner Steve Blair of 318 School Street (Route 140) lost everything, Gallant and Blair’s friends, Dianna Wright and Ron Dalton, both of Jay, said Friday afternoon. “We saw pictures of it and it was just horrifying,” Wright said of the fire. Gallant said the two-story wood building with metal roofing was engulfed in flames by 3 a.m. when the first firefighters arrived. (read more at Bangor Daily News)