Fire wrecks garage, spares attached house in Vassalboro

VASSALBORO — Firefighters extinguished a fire that started in a garage Saturday morning and spread to the cellar below.

Firefighters stopped the fire before it spread to the adjacent home.

At 10:43 a.m., firefighters were called to 427 Webber Pond Road to put out a fire in the garage of Bruce and Kathy Calkins, according to Chief Eric Rowe.

Rowe said the fire started in the garage where someone had been welding, and a spark appeared to have ignited the wooden floor. The fire then spread into cellar beams under the garage floor.

Rowe said the remains of the garage probably would need to be torn down, but the house was unharmed, other a loss of electricity because wires in the garage burned.

Firefighters were on the scene until past 1 p.m. Firefighters from Winslow and South China helped the Vassalboro crew put out the fire.

AUGUSTA

FRIDAY

At 8:11 p.m., harassment was reported on West Crescent Street.

9:04 p.m., a 48-year-old Gardiner woman was summoned for theft after a complaint of shoplifting at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

9:19 p.m., criminal trespass was reported on Winthrop Street.

 

SATURDAY

At 12:03 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Motel 6 on Edison Drive.

12:26 a.m., theft was reported on Dumont Drive.

12:40 a.m., intoxicated people were reported at the intersection of Bridge and Commercial streets.

1:52 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on North Belfast Avenue.

2:01 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Denny’s Restaurant on Civic Center Drive.

4:19 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Amherst Street.

6:45 a.m., a disturbance was reported on West Crescent Street.

9:18 a.m., a 27-year-old Bath woman was summoned for operating with a suspended or revoked license, after an accident in which no injuries were reported, at Big Apple on Western Avenue.

10:09 a.m., intoxicated people were reported on Fowler Street.

12:50 p.m., simple assault was reported on Savage Street.

12:53 p.m., criminal trespass was reported on Savage Street.

HALLOWELL

SATURDAY

At 1:56 a.m., a disturbance was reported at Kennebec Pizza on Water Street.

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