Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monmouth garage destroyed by fire
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed most of a garage in Monmouth on Sunday.
The fire may have been started by a wood stove, which property owner James Cunliffe had started while working in the garage Sunday morning, but thought he had extinguished before leaving to drive to Augusta. Monmouth Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Balfour said more investigation is needed to confirm the cause of the fire.
Firefighters from Monmouth, Greene, Leeds and Wales responded.
The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at 20 Robinson Drive. It was confined to a two-car detached garage and did not threaten any other buildings.
The narrow, icy private road made it difficult for tankers to reach the scene, so firefighters eventually had to stretch 500 feet of hose to a truck on Packard Road. In spite of the challenge, they extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, Balfour said.
Balfour said part of the roof caved in, and there was probably little that could be salvaged from the garage.
At 6 p.m., there was a hit-and-run crash at Memorial Circle.
7:18 p.m., theft was reported at Kmart on Western Avenue.
7:18 p.m., a past burglary was reported on North Belfast Avenue.
9 p.m., assault was reported on Cedar Street.
9:05 p.m., a motor vehicle crash caused property damage on Western Avenue.
9:06 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.
11:03 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Northern Avenue.
At 12:15 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.
3:21 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Connelly Green on State Street.
7:35 a.m., criminal trespass was reported on George Street.
10:41 a.m., littering was reported on Mount Vernon Road.
12:35 p.m., a motor vehicle crash caused property damage on Western Avenue.
5:12 p.m., a motor vehicle crash caused personal injury on Bangor Street.
5:22 p.m., there was a hit-and-run crash at Sams Club on Marketplace Drive.
At 6:06 p.m., a drug offense was reported at Woodlands Assisted Living on Winthrop Street.
At 1:13 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Dummers Lane.
At 5:41 p.m., Gary Davis, 26, of Augusta, was summonsed for criminal mischief and assault following a report of criminal trespass on Swan Street.
At 12:15 a.m., Dawn M. Darling, 40, of Augusta, was charged with disorderly conduct for fighting outside Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.
At 1:22 p.m., Gilbert L. Gagne, 45, of Winthrop, was charged with violation of a protection order on Winthrop Center Road.