The cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Concord Township late Thursday is under investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, according to the Bingham fire chief.

The fire was reported around 11:45 p.m. Thursday at 664 Bert Berry Road, according to Bingham fire Chief Scott Lawyerson, who said the ranch-style house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Two people lived there.

The home belongs to John Malloy, who was home at the time and was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan to be treated for burns, Lawyerson said. He said Malloy was treated and released early Friday.

“Probably half the building was in flames when we arrived,” Lawyerson said. “The guys did a good job knocking it down, but there are no hydrants there so we had to shuttle water to the scene.”

Firefighters from Bingham and Solon were on scene for about five hours.

The fire is believed to have started on the porch, but a cause has not been identified, Lawyerson said. The origin is not considered suspicious.

He said he was not sure whether Malloy had insurance.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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