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UPDATED: Firefighters called to garage fire in Union

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 3:45pm

    UNION — (updated 7/2/2020) A building in Union was still under construction when fire broke out early in the morning, Sunday, June 28.

    Union Fire Department determined the cause to be from a person trying to create a charred appearance to wooden planks inside the structure.

    According to the Fire Department, the building was not insured, and because of the Department’s confidence in determining the cause, no further investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office was warranted.

    UNION — Union Fire Department and its mutual aid responded to a garage fire on the Butler Road, Sunday, June 28.

    Following the 5:56 a.m. dispatch from Knox Regional Communications Center, tanker trucks backed their way up a narrow hill from Route 131 in order to supply water to the firefighters from Union, Searsmont, Appleton, Washington, and Hope. That water then flowed through hoses along a downhill driveway and into the fully-engulfed structure at 28 Butler Road. 

    After the large flames were extinguished, the firefighters spent upwards of two additional hours dousing hotspots along the structure, as well as among a nearby pile of wood planks.

    The last remaining firefighters cleared the scene at 8:26 a.m.


    Reach Sarah Thompson at news@penbaypilot.com