A home on Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth burned for hours on Tuesday morning as firefighters worked to bring it under control.

The fire at 51 Ocean House Road was reported at 2:49 a.m. Firefighters said no one was home when the fire broke out, but a member of the firefighting crew went to the hospital with a hand injury. The condition of the firefighter has not been released.

Heavy fire was already showing from the house when firefighters arrived and spread rapidly, according to officials.

It took fire officials several hours to confirm the home’s resident was at Sugarloaf when the fire broke up. Neighbors told News Center Maine (WCSH/WLBZ) the home belongs to a single mother.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Ocean House Road (Route 77) was closed for several hours while firefighters fought the blaze. The road reopened to one lane of traffic shortly after 7 a.m.

Crews from South Portland, Scarborough and Portland assisted Cape Elizabeth firefighters put out the fire.


CAPE ELIZABETH, ME – APRIL 10: State fire marshals survey the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a home at 51 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth on Tuesday morning. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)

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