Mobile home destroyed by fire

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

WEST DENMARK — Three people were taken to the hospital suffering from cuts and burns Tuesday night, after the mobile home they were in on Lord’s Hill Road here erupted in flames and was consumed by fire.

Denmark Fire Chief Kenneth Richardson confirmed Wednesday morning that the 15 to 20-year-old, 14-foot by 70-foot mobile home, located near the Brownfield town line, was owned by Gregory and Jeen Douglass, but the fire chief said he is not sure who was living there when the blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The names of the three adults injured were not available early Wednesday morning. However, Chief Richardson said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Firefighters from Denmark, Bridgton, Brownfield and Fryeburg were at the scene until midnight, according to Richardson.

Richardson said the mobile home was already a total loss when the first firefighters arrived on scene.

“I could look right through it,” the fire chief said. “Fire was coming out from everywhere — it was fully engulfed.”

“From then on, it was just defense (mode),” said Richardson. “It was one of the coldest nights we’ve had.”

Two cars in the yard sustained heat damage, as well.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fire victims will be assisted by the American Red Cross, the fire chief said.

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