BROWNVILLE — Firefighters from all over Piscataquis County battled a blaze that destroyed a more than century-old farmhouse in Brownville.
According to a neighbor, firefighters arrived at the home on Ross Road around 11 a.m Wednesday.
The large farmhouse with an attached barn was more than 100 years old and when firefighters arrived, the barn was fully involved.
According to Milo’s police chief, almost every department in Piscataquis County responded and helped battle the blaze.
According to the neighbor, there was no farm pond for water, so departments were running tankers as a sort of bucket brigade into town for water.
The entire farmhouse, including the barn, is a total loss and crews brought in an excavator to knock down the remainder of the house for safety purposes.
Everyone made it out of the home and no injuries were reported, although some of the animals did not survive.
An official cause as to what started the fire has yet to be determined.