UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish Camden house fire, wait for fire marshal
CAMDEN — An investigator from the Maine Fire Marshal’s office will be back at the scene of a Sept. 10 Camden house fire on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to continue probing into how a fire got started beneath a sink in the kitchen. At 10:27 a.m., Sept. 10, firefighters from Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville rushed to 66 Park Street, where smoke was billowing from windows through the two story house.
The owner of the property, Jodi Schiller, remains in the hospital.
Camden and Rockport firefighters responded to a house fire at 66 Park Street in Camden late this morning. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen, beneath the sink, but its origin remains undetermined until a visit from an investigator from the Maine Fire Marshal’s office.
Neighbors and walkers on Park Street reported smoke from the back at approximately 10:30 a.m. and heard an alarm sounding.
Smoke billowed from the kitchen and then all windows of the home, as well as the attic, and firefighters worked quickly with water and foam to extinguish what was burning.
The 1900-built bungalow was sold to its present owner, Jodi Schiller, on December 12, 2017. The house had just recently been pulled off the market, and former listing agent Vicki Doudera arrived as soon as she was called to give a key to the firefighters.
It was thought that there were no animals in the home, according to Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley.
Schiller was treated by an ambulance crew of Northeast Mobile Health Services at the scene and transported to the hospital.
Firefighters from Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville responded to the scene, and the crews had cleared by noon.
This story will be updated when more details become available.