Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:19

Fire destroys seasonal cabin in Otis

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Fire destroys seasonal cabin in Otis

OTIS - A seasonal cabin in the town of Otis is reduced to rubble after a fire broke out Thursday evening.

The call for help came in around 3:30 p.m. from the Point Road in Otis.

When first responders arrived at the camp near Beech Hill Pond, they say the structure was fully involved with flames shooting out the windows.

Luckily the cabin was unoccupied at the time.

Several departments responded to the scene and worked together to get the fire under control.

"Water wasn't an issue," said Deputy Chief Karen Murray with the Mariaville Fire Department. "I drove the engine right up, straight into the structure and Ellsworth was able to get their portable pump going. They were able to pump me water so we had continuous water right from the Beech Hill Pond so we didn't have any trouble with that at all. "

Crews from Mariaville, Ellsworth, Aurora, Waltham and the Maine Forest Service helped extinguish the fire.

The camp itself is a total loss, but there are no reports of any injuries.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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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!

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