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

Mount Vernon Fire Department

Mount Vernon Fire DepartmentMOUNT VERNON — A family is homeless but uninjured after its Poplar Point home caught fire Thursday night. Firefighters were at the scene, which is just off Bean Road, until about 5 a.m. Friday and returned when the flames rekindled in the afternoon. Mount Vernon Fire Chief Dana Dunn said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but it did not appear to be suspicious. Dunn said the six or so occupants were home when the fire began but were able to escape. “They lost everything,” he said. On Friday, the only things remaining were a concrete block chimney and a set of stairs leading to one charred corner. The rest of the building was gone. (read more at Kennebec Journal)