Heat lamp was likely Farmingdale fire cause

FARMINGDALE — A fire that destroyed a Farmingdale house and barn was likely started by a heat lamp used to keep nine piglets warm in the barn, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Friday.

The extent of the damage at 477 Litchfield Road was so severe that investigators can’t say for sure what happened, said Sgt. Joel Davis. But they ruled that it was an accidental fire and believe it can be linked to the heat lamp.

Last July, a heat lamp warming a duck at the same address caused a garage fire that was quickly extinguished.

AUGUSTA

THURSDAY

At 3:27 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Pine View Estates on Capitol Street.

4:27 p.m., theft was reported on Church Hill Road.

4:27 p.m., theft was reported on Winthrop Street.

5:21 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Green Street.

6:44 p.m., theft was reported on Capitol Street.

6:54 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

7:09 p.m., harassment was reported on Tasker Road.

7:51 p.m., harassment was reported on Cony Street.

8:11 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Damon’s Beverage Barn on Bangor Street.

9:03 p.m., harassment was reported on Gannett Street.

9:24 p.m., criminal trespass was reported on State Street.

9:27 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Ridge Road.

9:48 p.m., a 42-year-old Augusta woman was summoned for harassment by telephone on Northern Avenue.

FRIDAY

At 12:06 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Winthrop Street.

1:17 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Chapel Street.

1:22 a.m., a disturbance was reported on State Street.

1:39 a.m., theft was reported at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bangor Street.

3:34 a.m., a disturbance was reported on State Street.

7:59 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Mill Park on Water Street.

8:53 a.m., there was a crash with personal injury at Sewall Street and Western Avenue.

11:53 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Patterson Street.

12:13 p.m., a burglary was reported on Cony Street.

12:52 p.m., there was a crash with property damage at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.

2:36 p.m., a burglary was reported on Church Hill Road.

2:42 p.m., theft was reported on Sparrow Drive.

2:44 p.m., there was a traffic complaint at the Muskie Building on Western Avenue.

3:04 p.m., there was a crash with property damage at State and King streets.

3:48 p.m., an assault was reported at MGRNC at Gray Birch on Gray Birch Drive.

4:16 p.m., two people were arrested on warrants on Water Street.

4:31 p.m., harassment was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

4:51 p.m., there was a fire alarm at Maine Veterans Home on Cony Road.

6:03 p.m., a burglary was reported on Church Hill Road.

BELGRADE

FRIDAY

At 8:28 a.m., theft was reported on West Road.

FARMINGDALE

FRIDAY

At 7 a.m., theft was reported at J&S Oil on Maine Avenue.

GARDINER

THURSDAY

At 10:16 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

FRIDAY

At 12:45 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Winter Street.

HALLOWELL

FRIDAY

At 2:24 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Wilder Street.

MANCHESTER

THURSDAY

At 2:21 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Pond Road.

SIDNEY

THURSDAY

At 10:22 a.m., harassment was reported on Dinsmore Road.

WEST GARDINER

THURSDAY

At 9:54 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Libby Lane.

3:42 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Libby Lane.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

THURSDAY

At 9:34 p.m., Scott Stuart Shepherd, 49, of Augusta, was arrested on Mount Vernon Avenue on a probation hold and summoned on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

FRIDAY

At 4:16 p.m., Scott R. Coogan, 28, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant on Water Street.

Gladys A. Fowler, 31, of Augusta, was arrested on three warrants on Water Street.

 

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