Refrigerator fire charcoals food

WINTHROP — A fire inside a refrigerator Friday left a grocery list full of burned food.

Fire Chief Dan Brooks said the fire, reported at 7 a.m. at 15 Audet Court, was originally believed to have spread through the duplex, but arriving firefighters said the worst damage was to the refrigerator and the food.

Brooks said the fire filled the building with smoke, which firefighters cleared with fans before tenants returned.

Brooks said he had never seen a fire break out inside a refrigerator. He said it appears to have started in the fan between the freezer and refrigerator.

“They unfortunately had just gone grocery shopping,” Brooks said. “It was full of food.”

Augusta

Sunday

At 4:49 p.m., there was an animal complaint on Mount Vernon Avenue.

4:58 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

5:53 p.m., drug offenses were reported on Green Street.

6:56 p.m., theft was reported at Aubuchon Hardware on Bangor Street.

7:08 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Augusta Elks Lodge on Civic Center Drive.

7:21 p.m., mischief was reported on Bangor Street.

8 p.m., mischief was reported at the softball fields on Piggery Road.

Monday

At 2:22 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

5:47 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at New Beginnings on Sewall Street.

9:10 a.m., there was an accident on Enterprise Drive.

9:14 a.m., there was a report of a traffic light problem at the intersection of South Belfast Avenue and Cony Road.

10:01 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Leighton Road.

12:48 p.m., mischief was reported on Eight Rod Road.

1:52 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Gannett Street.

2:54 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

Chelsea

Friday

At 5:05 p.m., there was an accident on Hallowell Road.

Saturday

At 4:01 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Togus Road.

China

Friday

At 9:52 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Ingraham Road.

Saturday

At 11:05 a.m., theft was reported on Shuman Road.

Gardiner

Friday

At 4:31 p.m., theft was reported at Off Price Stores on Winter Street.

11:10 p.m., threatening was reported on Water Street.

Saturday

At 8:36 a.m., mischief was reported at Cumberland Farms on Bridge Street.

6:27 p.m., theft was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

10:29 p.m., threatening was reported on Highland Avenue.

10:35 p.m., threatening was reported on Water Street.

Sunday

At 6:36 a.m., there was an accident on Marston Road.

12:59 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

Monday

At 7:38 a.m., there was an accident on the Gardiner/Randolph bridge.

Manchester

Sunday

At 2:34 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Acorn Lane.

9:16 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Prescott Road.

Monmouth

Friday

At 6:40 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Wilson Pond Road.

Sunday

At 2:18 a.m., there was an accident on Cemetery Road.

7:08 a.m., mischief was reported on Academy Road.

1:12 p.m., there was an accident on Maine Street.

Monday

At 4:26 a.m., there was an accident on Wilson Pond Road.

Mount Vernon

Sunday

At 6:45 a.m., there was an accident on Belgrade Road.

Monday

At 6:45 a.m., there was an accident on Pond Road.

Pittston

Saturday

At 9:20 p.m., there was an accident on East Pittston Road.

Randolph

Saturday

At 2:14 p.m., theft was reported on Jones Street.

Vassalboro

Saturday

At 10:16 p.m., mischief was reported on Hannaford Hill Road.

West Gardiner

Monday

At 6:23 a.m., threatening was reported on Hinkley Road.

Windsor

Friday

At 5:30 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Ridge Road.

11:26 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Windsor Neck Road.

Winthrop

Thursday

At 4:32 p.m., there was a complaint involving an all terrain vehicle.

Friday

At 7:10 a.m., there was an accident.

8 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up.

Saturday

At 12:33 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

11 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

11:06 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint.

Arrests

Augusta

Friday

At 10:38 a.m., Erika Pauline Willman, 23, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant on State Street.

Sunday

At 9:37 a.m., Richard Malcolm Lewis Jr., 49, of Fairfield, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office on State Street.

11:19 p.m., Nathan Michael Couture, 18, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant charging burglary at the Augusta Police Department on Union Street.

Gardiner

Sunday

At 1:16 a.m., Khrystal L. O’Neil, 22, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a crash on Marston Road.

Winthrop

Saturday

At 1 a.m., Dejuan Justin Harris, 27, of Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant charging unpaid fines at Cumberland Farms on Main Street.

10:18 p.m., Michael S. Buck, 43, of Turner, was arrested on a warrant charging unpaid fines on Cross Road.

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