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Crews battle barn fire during blizzard

DOVER-FOXCROFT- Crews had their hands full as they battled a fire in Dover-Foxcroft Thursday morning.

Snow was already falling at 9:30 when crews responded to a call at Leaves and Blooms Greenhouse on Route 15.

Officials say flames were shooting out of a barn that was about four feet from the owners home.

β€œShe was cooking. She does baker, breads, and pastries, and all that sort of stuff. She and her daughter were outside filling the wood boiler being this time of year. And she turned around and she saw smoke coming from the main garage,” said Chief Joe Guyotte of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department.

The barn is a total loss.

Firefighters were able to save the house, although there is smoke damage in the attic.

The chief says they had to truck water in to fight the blaze, and given the weather conditions and the proximity of the house to the fire, it was a very good save.

Ashley Paul

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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.

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