Crews from Poland and several other towns battle a fire early Thursday morning that started in a plow truck and spread to the garage at a home on Windsor Place in Poland. Poland Fire Rescue

POLAND — Fire crews from several towns battled flames early Thursday after a truck fire spread to a garage and a house at 17 Windsor Place.

There were no reports of injuries.

Fire crews responded about 1:45 a.m. for a report of two vehicles on fire and flames spreading to a garage. The first firefighters to arrive said the garage attached to the single-family home was in flames. A short time later they reported flames spread to the home.

Fire crews quickly called for backup from area towns, including Auburn, Minot and Mechanic Falls.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was home at the time. About 3:45 a.m., the fire was reported knocked down, although some crews remained at the scene.

Windsor Place is a dead-end street off Sunderland Road which runs off Herrick Valley Road.


The name of the homeowner was not available Thursday. Fire officials said a family of four live inside the house, along with several dogs and cats. Each of the animals was outside when the fire began except for one cat, which was later recovered by fire crews and reunited with the family.

Later Thursday, Poland fire officials said they had not pinpointed a cause, although they said the homeowner told them his plow truck recently had electrical work done. Investigators said the extent of damage to the truck will make it difficult to determine the exact cause. They do not consider the fire suspicious.

The garage, roughly 28 by 29 feet, was declared a total loss as were both vehicles, according to Thomas Printup, chief of Poland Fire Rescue. Damage to the house was said to be in the thousands of dollars, although fire crews stopped the flames from destruction.

Poland Fire Rescue Chief Thomas Printup said overnight staffing at his department and the mutual aid supplied by other departments helped them stop the fire before it destroyed the house.

Comments are not available on this story.

filed under: