Wednesday, 15 February 2017 02:26

Fire destroys apartment complex in Skowhegan Featured

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Fire destroys apartment complex in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN- Several people are left without a home Tuesday night after fire tears through the second and third floors of a Main Street building in Skowhegan.

The Skowhegan Fire Department responded around 5 o'clock Tuesday night.

We're told the fire started on the second floor, and quickly spread upstairs.

And even with the help of multiple crews, fighting the fire had its challenges.

“This is an old building and the fire traveled up through the walls to the roof very quickly,” said Shawn Howard, chief of the Skowhegan Fire Department.

Thankfully, everyone made it out safely, and several cats were rescued as well.

The Red Cross is assisting those who lived in the building.

No word yet on the cause.

Ashley Paul

Evening News Anchor/Reporter
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Ashley joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in April 2015. After working as an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, Fox 25 and Channel 7 in Boston, and The Today Show in Australia, she is so excited to officially kick off her career as a reporter here in Maine!

Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ashley has had an interest in news since anchoring the morning broadcast at her elementary school at the age of 10. Ashley is also a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Journalism. At BU, she participated in various BUTV programs and reported live from the democratic headquarters during the election day coverage.

When not at the station, Ashley enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies. She is so excited to enjoy all that Maine has to offer, so if you see her out be sure to say hello!