Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:39

Crews from 12 departments respond to Orrington fire Featured

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ORRINGTON - Crews from 12 fire departments responded to a house fire on Snows Corner Road in Orrington around 10:30 on Wednesday night.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Chad Bean, firefighters entered the residence but were forced out by high heat and low visibility.

 

Officials said they struggled to put out the blaze because the nearest source of water was two miles from the home.

 

Bean said that at one point there was ammunition going off in the home but that it is not uncommon and did not create any additional problems for firefighters.

 

He also said only one person was home at the time and escaped by jumping from the second floor.

 

The home's occupant suffered leg injuries as a result but refused transport to the hospital.

 

A firefighter also suffered minor injuries.

 

"We're working this fire from all sides," Bean said. "Our biggest priority is to keep everyone safe. We have all the folks out of the building. We're just doing the best we can."

 

Bean said he expected crews to be there throughout Thursday.

 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

 

Rachel Mann

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