Lewiston firefighters battle a blaze at a vacant home at 37 Lincoln Drive, an alley off Lincoln Street, late Tuesday night. Capt. Paul Fournier said no one was in the building when the fire erupted on the first floor of the old 1½-story house. Flames and smoke were shooting from windows when firefighters responded to the call. The cause is under investigation, he said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

LEWISTON (WGME) — Firefighters are investigating what they’re calling a “suspicious” fire at 37 Lincoln Drive.

The fire began Tuesday night and then rekindled around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The home is vacant, though squatters were believed to be inside.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause.

Lewiston firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Lincoln Street late Tuesday night. No one was in the building at the time, but the front door was open, one firefighter said. Further details were unavailable early Wednesday morning. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lewiston firefighters battle a blaze at a vacant home at 37 Lincoln Drive, an alley off Lincoln Street, late Tuesday night. Capt. Paul Fournier said no one was in the building when the fire erupted on the first floor of the old 1½-story house. Flames and smoke were shooting from windows when firefighters responded to the call. The cause is under investigation, he said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lewiston firefighters battle a blaze at a vacant home at 37 Lincoln Drive, an alley off Lincoln Street, late Tuesday night. Capt. Paul Fournier said no one was in the building when the fire erupted on the first floor of the old 1½-story house. Flames and smoke were shooting from windows when firefighters responded to the call. The cause is under investigation, he said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: