WATERFORD – A building at Birch Rock Camp burned flat early Friday night but fire crews from three towns spared other buildings from damage.

It was unknown what caused the blaze at the camp next to McWain Pond.

Waterford Assistant Fire Chief Tom Murch said nobody was inside the two-story building when it caught fire about 6 p.m. The building is used to house counselors at the camp.

When fire crews arrived, they found the building engulfed by flames, some of them reaching up toward the trees above. The fast-moving fire ripped through the wooden structure and sent thick smoke across the area.

Firefighters from Norway and Harrison assisted at the scene and had the fire knocked down in less than an hour.

Trees around the fire scene were singed, Murch said, but damage was limited to that one building. It was considered a total loss.


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