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Saturday, 30 December 2017 23:09

Fire guts Enfield home Featured

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ENFIELD - A home is gutted by flames on Old County Road, as crews fight the quick-moving blaze in the cold conditions.

Crews from seven towns responded to the home, but the two-story structure is a total loss.

 

Fire fighters tell us the homeowner heard a loud pop before the fire started, and that it was likely an electrical fire.

 

With temperatures in the single digits, fire fighters described working in these conditions.

 

"It's kind of a nightmare really," said Capt. Thurlow Harper from the Howland Fire Department. "Every time you spray anything it starts to ice. Your gear gets all wet and freezes up and you can't move. If you're wearing a regulator, it freezes up. It makes everything ten times harder."

 

Everyone in the house was bale out make it out safely, though the status of pets is unknown.

David Guildford

Weekend Anchor/Reporter
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David joined the news team in March of 2017. First and foremost he is a proud Mainer. Before reporting for ABC7 and FOX22, he interned at WLBZ2 in Bangor, and attended the University of Maine's journalism program.

David was raised in the western Maine foothills, and has been a lifelong viewer of local Maine news. He hopes to bring this perspective to telling the stories of folks in the community.

When not on the job, David enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, spending time at the family camp on Branch Lake, and playing slow-pitch softball with the other Bangor gym class heroes.