UPDATE: Owls Head garage fire cause determined by fire department

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:00am

OWLS HEAD — Instead of an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office into the cause of a garage fire in Owls Head, the State agency has accepted the believed cause presented by Owls Head Fire Department, according to Sgt. Joel Davis, of the FMO.

Immediately following the fire at 9 Main Street, firefighters from Owls Head, South Thomaston, and Rockland pushed a vehicle from the garage. That vehicle had significant burn damage to its front end. 

At that time, Owls Head Fire Chief Frank Ross said that the garage fire likely started with the car, Saturday night, May 11.

One of the homeowners was transported to the hospital shortly after the other homeowner called 9-1-1 to report the fire.



OWLS HEAD — Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished a garage fire in Owls Head, Saturday night, saving one family’s home. 

A State Fire Marshal’s Office representative will be investigating the cause of the fire that resulted in one homeowner being transported to Pen Bay Medical Center.

At 11:57 p.m., Saturday, May 11, Owls Head, Rockland, and South Thomaston firefighters, as well as Rockland EMS, were called to 9 Main Street following a report of fire in an attached garage.

According to Owls Head Fire Chief Frank Ross, the couple who lived there had only been home a short time before the incident occurred. 

Firefighters gained access to the closed garage, which was in the middle of two other sections of house, to douse the flames. They then detached the metal garage door from its frame before pushing a smoldering vehicle into the driveway.


This article will be updated as more details become available.


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