OTISFIELD – An Otisfield homeowner reportedly injured his ankle getting out of his burning home Thursday night, neighbors said.

Randy Hicks lost his two-story house on North Camp Road, where he lived with his girlfriend, neighbors Lisa and Larry Neuts said.

The Neuts said they called 911 to report the blaze about 9 p.m., and believed that Hicks had also called emergency officials. They said Hicks was taken to a hospital with an ankle injury suffered when he left the burning residence. His girlfriend made it out safely, as did a dog, but a cat was missing, they said.

Fire departments from Otisfield, Oxford, Harrison, Casco and Naples battled the blaze at the top of a hill on the dead-end dirt road that runs off Forrest Edwards Road and along the southwest shore of Thompson Lake.

Forrest Edwards Road is off Powhattan Road, which is off Route 121.

The house was reportedly fully engulfed when officials arrived, and flames could be seen from the east shore of the lake. Fire crews shuttled water to the scene, stringing hoses up the hill to douse the flames. By late Thursday, the roof of the house had collapsed.

Road Commissioner Richard Bean said sand had to be trucked to North Camp Road due to the mud, worsened by the truck traffic and water.

PACE Ambulance was called to the scene, as well.

Further details were unavailable late Thursday night.

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