AUGUSTA — City firefighters rapidly doused a blaze under a home at 35 Worcester St. on Saturday morning, enabling the residents to move back in.

There were no injuries.

Dave Groder, deputy chief of the Augusta Fire Department, said the alarm came in at 9:08 a.m., and firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the mobile home and flames underneath it.

He said mutual aid was called from neighboring communities, but the help was canceled quickly because the first arrivals were able to quell the fire.

Groder said Monday that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

He also said the home was occupied by a couple and the home was insured.

Firefighters returned to the site later that day after sparks were reported when the power was turned back on; however, there were no more problems, he said.


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