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Fort Kent firefighters answer call at home with malfunctioning oil burner

FORT KENT, Maine — Volunteer firefighters with the Fort Kent Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at a South Perley Brook residence on Tuesday afternoon.

Nineteen firefighters, along with three engines, the tower ladder and heavy rescue truck, responded to a call just before 6 p.m. at a home at 1038 South Perley Brook Road.

“What we had there was a malfunctioning oil burner,” said Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee.

There were no injuries to any people or pets and no damage to the home, although there was smoke in the residence when the firefighters arrived, primarily in the cellar.

“We removed the smoke from the house and the residents’ regular oil burner service company responded to the scene and took care of the problem,” Chief Endee said. “Everything was fine with the house.”

The firefighters left the house after an hour.

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