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

Harrison Fire Save The Basement Strategy

Harrison Fire Save The Basement StrategyHARRISON – An elderly couple who lost their 1806 farmhouse to fire from lightning early Friday morning returned there in the afternoon to salvage items from the property on Town Farm Road. There wasn’t much to pick up. “We were lucky to get out alive,” Robert Boole said as he slowly walked toward the front door of the house. Boole and his wife, Jan, were asleep in an upstairs bedroom at about 2:20 a.m. when they awoke to the smell of smoke, looked out the window and saw the barn and ell in flames. “We just ran out and called 911,” Boole said as he sat in the front seat of his daughter’s car. The couple had lived in the house, which sits high on a hill overlooking the Sebago Lake region, since 2003. The property was known to many as the old Potter Farm but was historically known as the 1806 Kneeland Farm. The fire destroyed the barn and farm equipment inside, a garage and vehicles there, and the ell. It damaged the main part of the house so much that the owners consider it a complete loss. It will be torn down, Robert Boole said. (read more at LewistonSunJournal)