Three dogs died in a fire that destroyed a mobile home at 464 Pond Road in Strong on Monday, acting Strong Fire Chief Duayne Boyd said. Firefighters from Strong, Phillips, New Vineyard, New Portland and Farmington responded.

A fire destroyed a mobile home Monday at 464 Pond Road in Strong. Three dogs perished in the fire, acting Strong Fire Chief Duayne Boyd said. Firefighters from five towns responded.

STRONG — Three dogs perished Monday after a fire swept through a mobile home at 464 Pond Road.

off Route 234.
No one was at the home of Lisa Barden and Allen Baston when the fire started, acting Strong Fire Chief Duayne Boyd said Monday. When firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames that were shooting out the windows, he said. Firefighters were able to save a nearby shed.

About 25 firefighters from Strong, Phillips, New Vineyard, North New Portland and Farmington responded to the scene off Route 234. The fire was reported at 12:20 p.m.

“The fire was knocked down within 10 to 15 minutes,” Boyd said, and the rest of the time was spent on cleanup and making sure all burning areas were out.

A state fire marshal is expected to be at the site Tuesday morning to try and determine the cause., Boyd said

Fire burned a hole down through the floor in the living room, he said. Firefighters removed the skirting to the mobile home to get some water in underneath it, he said.

“It looks like it started in the living room around the wood stove but we don’t know what caused it,” he said, though they have some idea but are waiting for official confirmation.

The home was insured, he said.

It was unknown early Monday evening where the couple was staying.

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Three dogs died in a fire that destroyed a mobile home Monday at 464 Pond Road in Strong. Firefighters from five towns responded to the 12:20 p.m. fire call.


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