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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 13:06

Dog alerts Waterville couple to fire in home Featured

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Dog alerts Waterville couple to fire in home

WATERVILLE - Residents of a Waterville home can thank their family dog for alerting them about a growing fire.

They were sleeping in the living room of their home on Trafton Road when the dog woke them as the home was filling with smoke.


It was around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.


One of the homeowners attempted to extinguish the fire, but it was too large to do with a bucket of water.


They escaped and are now staying in a hotel.


Fire crews had to shuttle in water to fight the blaze and had it knocked down within a half hour.


Officials say the interior of the home has smoke damage and an exterior wall and roof have extensive fire damage.


Investigators are still unsure what sparked the fire in that exterior wall.


The home is insured.

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor
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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.