- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) - Fire officials say a lightning strike started a blaze at a Farmington apartment building that caused as much as $100,000 in damage.

Deputy Chief Clyde Ross says 13 people were displaced from the four-unit Blueberry Hill apartment building but there were no reports of injuries after the fire reported just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

He tells the Sun Journal (https://bit.ly/1rxbRUb) that by the time firefighting crews arrived, all the residents were out, but heavy smoke could be seen.

The fire was inside the crawl space and roof of the 2½-story building.

Sixty firefighters from departments in Farmington, Chesterville, Industry, Jay, New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, New Sharon, Phillips and Strong responded.


Information from: Sun-Journal, https://www.sunjournal.com

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