MEXICO — Fire destroyed a home at 107 Swift River Road on Saturday morning, but all occupants got out safely, Chief Richard Jones said.
He said the call came in at 7:54 a.m. When the fire departments from Rumford and Mexico arrived, the two-story house was engulfed in flames. Jones said there were two people home at the time, owners Brian and April Jamison.
Crews from Dixfield, Peru and Roxbury assisted and water had to be transported to the home by tankers, because there was not a fire hydrant close enough. Because the temperature was in the single digits, the water quickly iced over the road. That made it slippery to walk and added to the hazardous conditions.
By about 10:30 a.m, the fire was mostly out and firefighters were planning to tear down sections of the walls to get at the remaining flames and “hot spots.”
Jones said the house was insured and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
Fire destroyed a house at 107 Swift River Road in Mexico on Saturday morning. All occupants got out safely. (Liz Marquis/Sun Journal)
No one was injured in a Saturday morning fire that destroyed a home at 107 Swift River Road in Mexico. Fire departments from Rumford, Mexico, Peru, Dixfield and Roxbury responded. (Liz Marquis/Sun Journal)