OLD TOWN – Firefighters from several departments worked for hours Saturday night into early Sunday morning for a fire on Main Street in Old Town.
The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Saturday. Flames and smoke could be seen on the upper levels and roof of multiple buildings.
An Old Town police officer on scene said he believed five buildings were impacted. Crews said as far as they knew, no one was hurt and everyone made it out safely.
After midnight, fire crews were still working to fully contain the fire and keep it from spreading to more adjacent buildings.
Local residents were thanking emergency personnel for their quick response, and for the support from neighboring departments.
One couple said they were out for the evening when they heard buildings near their apartment caught fire. Lance Cahill said firefighters were able to save their cat, and that without the quick emergency response things could have been worse.
“We’ve got older buildings, we’ve got unoccupied buildings. We’ve got areas we’re looking to rebuild in a lot of ways and just to see the rapid response time has been incredible for us,” said Cahill.
Those on scene said some of the buildings on fire had businesses on the bottom level and upper level apartments.
No word yet on the cause of the fire. This story will be updated as we learn more.