Windham firefighters responded to a house fire on Vista Drive Monday afternoon.
The Windham fire chief says the homeowners were working on a plumbing project when they smelled smoke.
They discovered more smoke in the basement and floor joists. They called 911, and firefighters responded very quickly.
Thankfully no injuries were reported.
Since the smoke was contained to the crawl space underneath the home, the family can stay there while they continue to clean up.
WGME-TV 13 Portland
A motor home was destroyed Monday morning after a fire started in the engine compartment, forcing the driver to pull off of Riverside Drive and into Savage Park.
Fire Chief Roger Audette said there were two people and two dogs in the vehicle, all of whom were able to get out safely.
He said the operator of the motor home noticed smoke while driving from Belfast to Portland Monday morning and called when they saw flames.
Crews responded to the call around 7:10 a.m. and stayed on the scene for about an hour, Audette said.
Audette said the cause of the fire was unknown because there was too much damage to the engine compartment to make a determination.”We didn’t see any leaking fluids,” he said.
A wrecker took the burnt vehicle away from the scene.
Central Maine - Metered Site
The Maine Forest Rangers teamed up with the United States Forest Service and U Maine for a controlled burn at the Penobscot Experimental Forest.
Two plots of land, about an acre in size each, were set on fire on purpose Monday at the Bradley forest. It was used as both a training exercise and for research, to better prepare the state for forest fires.
"It gives us an opportunity to train some of our local firefighters and also test out some new equipment that we got," said Maine Forest Ranger Ben Goodwin. "So it works for both parties involved. "
The U.S Forest Service and U Maine used the controlled burn for sustainability research.
"It's an excellent collaboration at the state, the federal, and the local scale and we're so proud to have this," said Dr. Bethany Munoz Delgado with the U.S. Forest Service.
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