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November 12, 2012

Monday morning fire heavily damages Martin Stream Road home in Fairfield

By Rachel Ohm
Staff Writer

FAIRFIELD — A fire at a home in Fairfield caused extensive damage to the kitchen area, and possibly destroyed the house, on Monday morning.

The homeowner, John Holt, of Fairfield, had been out hunting since about 5 a.m. Monday morning when he received a phone call that his house, located at 161 Martin Stream Road, was on fire, he said.

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. by David Grant of Grant’s Home Improvements, who was installing a door on the house across the street and saw the fire rising from the roof.

“I thought, ‘That doesn’t look normal,’ and I was worried someone might be inside,” he said.

Fairfield Fire Department Capt. Mike Murphy said no one was inside and no one was injured by the fire.

“The fire was mostly in the kitchen area and we are still investigating the cause,” he said.

He said that the fire was extinguished within a half an hour of the fire department arriving.

Holt said the home was insured and that he would be contacting the insurance company today.

Firefighters from Norridgewock, Oakland and Fairfield responded, as well as Fairfield police.

Rachel Ohm —  612-2368

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Smoke pours out through the roof of a mobile home badly damaged by fire on the Martin Stream Road in Fairfield on Monday, as firefighters change air tanks and enter the home.

Staff photo by David Leaming

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