ATHENS — Firefighters from several towns battled a blaze Thursday morning on Brighton Road, state Route 151, in Athens that destroyed a large, two-story barn and part of the adjoining farm house.

The residents, Angela Avery and her father Charles Avery, said they were insured.

A dog was saved from the fire and no one was injured.

Newly appointed Athens Fire Chief Travis Thompson said an investigator from the state Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to the blaze, first reported just before 9 a.m.

The house and barn for many years were home to Sebasticook Farms and the Athens Sheltered Workshop, a residential and day program for mentally challenged adults. Sebasticook Farms merged with Ken-A-Set of Waterville to become Skills Inc.

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