Saturday, May 25, 2013
Fire wrecks garage, spares attached house in Vassalboro
VASSALBORO — Firefighters extinguished a fire that started in a garage Saturday morning and spread to the cellar below.
The fire was stopped before it spread to the adjacent home.
At 10:43 a.m., firefighters were called to 427 Webber Pond Road to put out a fire in the garage of Bruce and Kathy Calkins, according to Chief Eric Rowe.
Rowe said the fire started in the garage where someone had been welding, and a spark appeared to have ignited the wooden floor. The fire then spread into cellar beams under the garage floor.
Rowe said the remains of the garage probably would need to be torn down, but the house was undamaged, apart from a loss of electricity because wires in the garage burned.
Firefighters were on the scene until past 1 p.m. Firefighters from Winslow and South China helped the Vassalboro crew put out the fire.
IN BENTON, Friday at 11:57 p.m., someone was taken to the hospital after a motor vehicle accident on East Benton Road.
IN CHINA, Friday at 8:20 p.m., a harassment complaint was taken from Sunrise Drive.
IN CLINTON, Friday at 2:46 p.m., a theft was reported on Beaudoin Road.
6:19 p.m., a motor vehicle was towed after a report of suspicious activity on Hinckley Road.
IN EMBDEN, Friday at 6:39 p.m., a report of larceny or fraud was taken from East Shore Road.
IN FAIRFIELD, Friday at 10:35 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Serenity Circle.
11:03 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Oakland Road.
IN MADISON, Friday at 1:52 p.m., a report of larceny or fraud was taken from Old Point Avenue.
IN PITTSFIELD, Friday at 5:46 p.m., a report of a violation of bail or of a protection order was investigated on Somerset Plaza.
IN PLEASANT RIDGE, Friday at 12:24 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Rowe Pond Road.
IN RIPLEY, Friday at 3:27 p.m., fire crews were sent to a call on Ellms Road.
IN SKOWHEGAN, Friday at 12:07 p.m., a report of larceny or fraud was investigated on Fairview Avenue.
3:14 p.m., a report of a theft was investigated on Ash Street.
6:02 p.m., a report of a disturbance was investigated on Oak Street.
6:52 p.m., fire crews were sent to a smoke investigation on Main Street.
10:47 p.m., police made an arrest following a report of an assault at Fairgrounds Market Place.
11:29 p.m., a report of an assault was investigated on Malbons Mill Road.
Saturday at 1:40 a.m., police made an arrest after a report of a domestic disturbance on Gilblair Street.
3:23 a.m., police made another arrest on Gilblair Street after a report of a disturbance. Someone was taken to the hospital.
7:10 a.m., a theft report was taken from Waterville Road.
IN STARKS, Friday at 4:50 p.m., a report of a domestic disturbance was investigated on Abidjan Hill Road.
IN VASSALBORO, Saturday at 10:43 a.m., firefighters from several communities battled a structure fire at 427 Webber Pond Road.
IN WATERVILLE, Friday at 4:10 p.m., police investigated a 911 hang-up call on West River Road.
8:16 p.m., police investigated a report of a burglary alarm on Morrill Avenue.
10:54 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated at the boat landing on Water Street.
11:02 p.m., a report of a domestic dispute was investigated on Main Street.
Saturday at 12:58 a.m., peace reportedly was restored after a noise complaint on King Street.
1:10 a.m., police were sent to the Bob-In tavern on Temple Street in response to a report of a fight. The combatants were gone when police arrived there.
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