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Pembroke, Maine fire

Pembroke, Maine firePEMBROKE, Maine — A fire Monday morning leveled a historic place of worship in this small Washington County town. The fire was first reported at First Baptist Church on Liberty Hill Road at 11:47 a.m., according to Josh Rolfe at the Washington County Regional Communications Center. The center dispatched volunteer firefighters from Pembroke, Dennysville, Perry, Pleasant Point and Charlotte. On Facebook, Pembroke residents posted photos of the fire. Multiple photos show flames shooting up into the air higher than the treeline, illuminating all that was left of the church: its skeletal, wooden frame. Black smoke is seen billowing high into the sky. Area residents used the social networking website to share memories of the church and mourn its loss. Liberty Hill Road was still closed to traffic around 4 p.m., as firefighters from Pembroke continued to run water to the site, said Pembroke Town Clerk Janice Scanlon. (read more at Bangor Daily News)