LEWISTON — A woman escaped her burning home on Parker Street late Wednesday, but firefighters were still battling flames early Thursday morning.
Fire and rescue crews went to the home of Terry Cady off Frechette Street just before midnight when flames were seen shooting from the front of the house.
"I came out here and I could see flames coming out the windows," said Jessica Doane, who lives at the corner of Parker and Frechette streets. "It's scary. I don't know who lives there, but I hope everybody's OK."
There were no immediate reports of injury as fire crews battled the blaze around midnight. Firefighters cut through the roof of the house to ventilate the building while others attacked the flames from the ground and from ladders.
Firefighters were also contending with power lines that fell to the street early in their efforts, police said.
Parker Street runs from Frechette Street and loops back to South Avenue. Police blocked a section of South Avenue to traffic as the firefighting effort continued Thursday morning.