Paris Fire Department’s Save The Basement Strategy Works Like A Charm. Twice

Paris Maine Fire Department

Paris Maine Fire DepartmentPARIS — Firefighters from Paris, Norway, Oxford, Poland and Hebron were called to extinguish two fires Friday night and Saturday morning that eventually destroyed an unoccupied house on East Oxford Road. There were no injuries, Paris fire Chief Brad Frost said Saturday of the fires at Cedric Bean’s single-story, wood house with attached two-car garage at 42 East Oxford Road. Frost said firefighters initially were called to the house at about 9:20 p.m. Friday after a woman driving by the fire called 911. The blaze started in the basement and traveled into the house, gutting the kitchen and dining-room area, he said. Firefighters had the fire fully extinguished in 3½ hours, Frost said. As a precaution, the house was checked again at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, and everything was fine, he said. At 2:22 a.m., all fire departments except Poland and PACE Ambulance were called back to the scene for a fully involved structure fire after a man driving to work spotted it, Frost said. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)