7 People, 7 Pets Successfully Escape Waterville House Fire
No one was seriously hurt in an overnight house fire in Waterville.
Waterville Fire Department reported on its Facebook page that the fire at 6 King Court was reported just after midnight on Monday morning. The caller told the dispatcher that people were crawling out a rear window of the house, as flames could be seen in the front of the building. When firefighters arrived, they found a significant amount of fire in the enclosed porch, on the front of the house, that was extending into the residence.
At the time the fire broke out, there were seven children and three adults in the house. They were all able to make it out safely. One firefighter was evaluated for fatigue. Saved by firefighters were three cats, three lizards, and a pet rat. Officials say there was extensive damage to the home, as well as some damage to a car that was parked close to the house.
Firefighters cleared the scene just before 4:00 in the morning, with help from the Winslow Fire Department, Oakland Fire Department, and Skowhegan RIT. Fairfield's Fire Department covered Central Fire, while they were at the scene.
The State Fire Marshal's Office has been notified and will be investigating the cause of the blaze.
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