Bridgton family loses belongings in April 25 fire

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

Firefighters from Bridgton and several other area towns battled a fire that heavily damaged a mobile home off Route 302 in West Bridgton the afternoon of April 25. (Ackley Photo)

Firefighters from approximately a dozen Lake Region communities provided manpower and station coverage, when a fire broke out at a mobile home off Route 302 in West Bridgton, last week.

The fire that was toned out about 12:45 p.m. on April 25 "heavily damaged" the mobile home that Christopher and Angela Maguire and three children resided in just east of the Fryeburg town line, bringing firefighting personnel from Bridgton, Denmark, Sweden, Lovell, Waterford and other communities.

Assistant Bridgton Fire Chief Tim Cook said the fire, which is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office, "heavily damaged" the older mobile home that "is still standing."

A Bridgton firefighter broke his ankle and another suffered from heat exhaustion, while fighting the blaze Apr. 25, according to Cook.

Please help

The Maguire family lost all of their belongings in the blaze, and a fund has been set up for them at Norway Savings Bank, P.O. Box 200, Bridgton, Maine, 04009, in care of Jennifer Damon.

Donations of clothing, household goods and furniture for the Maguires are being accepted at the Little Mountain Store in West Bridgton, as well.

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