SABATTUS — The occupant of a mobile home on Grove Street was displaced Saturday afternoon after the structure caught fire.

The fire was called in at about 1:45 p.m.

Sabattus Fire Chief Marc Veilleux said the mobile home at 30 Grove St. was a complete loss.

“The building is still standing, but there’s so much damage inside,” Veilleux said. 

No one was injured in the fire, but there was nothing salvageable, he said. The mobile home was insured. 

The occupant who was renting the home, however, did not have renter’s insurance.

The fire was knocked down within an hour and a half. Crews remained on the scene until 4:45 p.m. Veilleux estimated that about 15,000 gallons of water were used.

Sabattus, Lewiston, Lisbon and Wales responded with crews and trucks. Because there were no nearby fire hydrants, tanker shuttles were also called in from Litchfield, Lisbon, Wales, Bowdoin and Greene.

The American Red Cross of Maine is temporarily assisting the occupant with clothing and living arrangements.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, Veilleux said. The Office of the State Fire Marshal will be conducting an investigation on Monday.


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