Auburn family escapes fire

AUBURN — A family of four is being relocated by the American Red Cross after firefighters contained a fast-moving fire at a home at 19 Bramblewood Road likely caused by lightning.

Firefighters were called to the two-story house just after 4 p.m.

Auburn Deputy Chief Geoff Low said two people were on the first floor. The two told firefighters they heard a loud bang, but since the afternoon thunderstorm had just started, they didn't think anything of it.

The two left the house to run some errands. When they came out of the garage, they looked up and saw smoke coming from the roof and called 911.

When firefighters arrived, there was a lot of smoke but they didn't see any flames, Low said. They poked holes in the ceiling of the second floor into the attic space and found the fire. They fought the fire from the ceilings of the second floor then cut a hole in the roof, which allowed the fire to ventilate upward, Low said.

Everyone got out of the house safely.

According to city assessing records, the home is valued at $190,500.

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An Auburn firefighter pokes his head out through the roof where fire burned through after a lightning strike at 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn on Friday afternoon.

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An Auburn firefighter hoses down hot spots in the roof where fire burned through after a lightning strike on 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn Friday afternoon.

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An Auburn firefighter starts a chain saw to vent part of the roof where fire burned through after a lightning strike on 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn on Friday afternoon.

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Auburn firefighters cool off after battling a fire on 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn Friday afternoon.

Christopher Williams/Sun Journal

Lewiston firefighters look on as the roof smoulders on a house at 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn. Firefighters said lightning likely caused the blaze.

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'Auburn firefighters cool off

'Auburn firefighters cool off after battling a fire on 19 Bramblewood Road in Auburn Friday afternoon.'

I absolutely love this pic SJ! Its so amazing how dedicated Firefighters are even in the scorching heat! Yes, they have a job to do-but I think that they really care even through all the hardships or they wouldn't be there. It takes special people to do that job. Thank you Firefighters!

Thank goodness no one was hurt.

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God Bless you all!

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