Caribou household loses dwelling in weekend fireplace

CARIBOU, Maine — A neighborhood household misplaced its dwelling of practically 45 years after a fireplace Saturday.

At round 9:35 a.m. Saturday, the Caribou Hearth and Ambulance Division responded to a fireplace at 816 Fort Fairfield Highway, together with fireplace crews from Limestone, Washburn, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. Police from Caribou and Fort Fairfield additionally responded.

The fireplace is believed to have began with {an electrical} difficulty, stated Incident Commander Eric Dickinson of Caribou Hearth and Ambulance. Flames had already engulfed the home when crews arrived, and it took seven hours to place out the blaze.