ATHENS — A Stickney Hill Road woman lost some of her possessions Monday morning when fire swept through the mobile home she and family members were in the process of tearing down.

“The cause is unknown — there was no power to the building,” Athens Fire Chief Travis Thompson said.

Fire crews from Athens, Skowhegan, Madison, Harmony and Cornville fought the fire, but the building was destroyed.

Thompson said owner Heidi Dawson and members of her family burned some building demolition debris on Sunday, but the fire was extinguished. He said it’s possible an ember from the debris fire ignited the mobile home.

“They had a burn permit yesterday and the fire was out last night — completely out,” Dawson’s mother, Lois Stewart of Wellington, said. “Then at 5:30 this morning it still was completely out; no smoke, no nothing. Then after 9 o’clock it broke out.”

She said her daughter lost her stove, clothing, dishes and appliances.

Dawson said she had moved to a camp next door and was in the process of hauling her belongings there.

No one was living in the destroyed building and no injuries were reported. Dawson was not insured.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367
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