Searsport House Fire Challenging In Extreme Cold
A house fire in Searsport on Wednesday provided several challenges to firefighters, including dealing with the extreme cold.
The fire on Pomeroy Lane was fully involved when crews arrived on the scene Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries, although one firefighter did break through the ice while trying to get water.
Finding viable water to fight the fire was one of many challenges, according to Searsport Fire Chief Andrew Webster, who told WVII-TV that the construction of the house also made fighting the fire difficult. The structure was built around two old trailers that sat next to each other, giving the flames plenty of places to hide. In addition, the firefighters dealt with navigating icy, narrow driveways.
The State Fire Marshal's Office will now work to determine how the fire started.