LEWISTON — A home at 4 Loon Drive was heavily damaged by fire Monday afternoon. No one was home at the time. A dog had been in the building, but was reported to be safe, police said.

“The second floor and entire roof were consumed by fire,” Lewiston fire investigator Paul Ouellette said Monday evening. “The house is a total loss.”

The owner of the one-and-a-half story building, Richard Bradstreet of Wales, told police that his daughter and son-in-law were living there but had been out of town.

A neighbor called 911 shortly before 1 p.m. A neighbor reported seeing flames shooting from the roof at about 12:45 p.m.

Neighbor Jeanne Raymond, who lives at 3 Loon Lane, said she saw the fire from her window.

“I saw a lot of smoke and some flames,” she said. “The house is gone. I feel bad for them.”

When the fire broke out, a truck was parked in the yard, she said.

“I was worried someone was in there. I’m so happy they’re all OK,” she said.

Bradstreet owns other properties in the area, she said. Loon Drive is off No Name Pond Road in the eastern area of the city.

Raymond said she knows Bradstreet’s daughter and son-in-law.

“My heart goes out to them. They’re a nice family. You couldn’t ask for better people.”

Power to the street was shut off as emergency crews worked.

Ouellette said his investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire will continue on Tuesday.

According to city records, the building’s assessed value was $42,900.


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