Fire Destroys Orrington Barn

ORRINGTON - Fire destroys an Orrington barn today, after a controlled grass burn gets out of hand.
Neighbor Chad Campbell snapped this photo just minutes before fire crews arrived.
Orrington, Brewer, Holden and Bucksport fire departments responded to the blaze at the corner of Pleasant Hill and River Road.
The crews were able to get it knocked down in less than a half hour, and Orrington's fire chief says the wind played a factor in fueling the flames.
"It was completely engulfed when we got here, a huge ball of fire which made it collapse," says Orrington Fire Chief, Michael Spencer, "and once it collapsed it was a matter of getting multiple gallons of water."
The owner was permitted to burn the grass on his property, and tells us the barn is insured.
A piano and furniture were among the items lost in the blaze.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

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