Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:41

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Family displaced following house fire in Dexter

DEXTER - A quick response saved a home in the middle of Dexter Wednesday night.

Around 8:30 p.m. firefighters were called to a home on Spring Street.

We're told a family with two small kids lives in the home, but everyone made it out safely.

The house is unlivable now but the fire chief says it can be fixed.

"Luckily we had two interior people on that first truck. They were able to get inside, use the thermal imaging camera, find the hot spot, and start opening up the ceiling there," said  Dexter Fire Chief Matthew Connor. "We're lucky; training pays off, mutual aid is a godsend."

Spring Street was closed for about an hour and a half.

The Fire Marshal's Office will determine a cause, but crews found flames in between floors near a light fixture, usually indicating an electrical fire.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!