Fire officials are trying to determine what caused a fire that tore through a 14-unit apartment building in Old Town.
Fire crews were called to the fire at 190 Brunswick Street in Old Town early Friday morning, Dec. 7.
The Old Town Fire Chief says all tenants were able to get out of the building without being injured. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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A Whiting man facing a string of felony charges is accused of conspiring to kill a Blue Hill woman whose house he allegedly burned down nearly six years ago, according to court documents.
Robert H. Boggia Jr., 33, is accused of setting fire in January 2013 to a woman’s house in Blue Hill, according to documents filed in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court. He also is accused in Washington County, where he is being held in jail on $50,000 bail, of conspiring in October to arrange the killing of the woman who owned the home. Those plans were never set in motion. An overheated wood stove was thought to be the likely cause of the fire, which destroyed the home, according to news reports at the time. Matthew Foster, district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties, said Thursday that investigators recently obtained more evidence in the case, but he declined to specify what the evidence is.
Bangor Daily News
A beloved Sanford detective and her two children aren’t able to go home Thursday night, their Waterboro home was devastated by fire Thursday morning, according to Waterboro Fire Department.
While neither Colleen Adams nor her two daughters were home when the fire broke out at their two-story home at about 9:30 a.m., their pets were, Waterboro Fire Dep. Chief Lisa Bennett said. The two dogs and one cat perished in the fire.
Fire departments from Alfred, Goodwins Mills, Hollis, Limerick and Sanford responded along with the Waterboro Fire Department to the fire at 440 Ossipee Hill Road.
Biddeford Journal Tribune
Area organizations and the Bangor Fire Department teamed up Thursday evening to help kids and their families this Christmas season. Families of Bangor firefighters stopped by the Briar Patch in downtown Bangor to help pick out toys and books.
Everything they took off the shelves will go straight to Toys for Tots.
"We're involved with a lot of needy families throughout the year and it's nice to be able to do something for them not during an emergency and to help their Christmas and help them have a better holiday," said firefighter, Jeremiah Titus.
"It just brings so much joy to kids faces," said owner of The Briar Patch, Gibran Graham. "Not everybody has the same means, not everybody is affluent as everybody else, and so being able to support Toys for Tots is really just part of the Christmas magic, to help make that happen."
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