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

Turner Fire Department

Turner Fire DepartmentTURNER — A single-family home at 971 Upper St. was destroyed by a morning blaze Tuesday that took firefighters from five towns until mid-afternoon to knock down. The fire was reported by a 911 call shortly before 9 a.m. as seen coming from eaves of the one-story building. Flames were visible from an attic gable and first-floor windows when firefighters arrived. One crew worked to battle fire in an addition behind the house while another worked on the attic fire in front. No one was home when the fire erupted. A family cat perished in the blaze, Assitant Fire and Rescue Chief Ross Gagne said. Firefighters had trouble getting to the blaze through a double-walled roof, Fire Chief Michael Arsenault said at the scene. The back of the building collapsed from fire damage. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)