Police & Fire

Fort Kent firefighters respond to truck fire and chimney fire within two days

FORT KENT, Maine — Volunteer Fort Kent firefighters were busy Wednesday and Thursday as they responded to two fires in the town.

Just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 14 firefighters responded to a report of a carrier truck on fire at 267 North Perley Brook Road. 

The firefighters responded with three engines, and the rescue truck. The fire was contained to the cab of the wrecker and was caused by an electrical issue in the cab wiring, Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee said. Firefighters cleared the scene at 10 a.m. 

Just over 24 hours later, at 9:44 a.m. 10 Fort Kent firefighters responded to a chimney fire at 467 West Main St. with an engine, tower ladder and rescue trucks. 

The firefighters put out the fire and cleaned the chimney and there was no damage to the structure of the single-family residence. 

The fire was caused by a build-up of creosote in the chimney, Endee said. Firefighters cleared the scene shortly before 11 a.m.  No people were injured as a result of either of the fires. 

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