The cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home Saturday at 422 Lucy Knowles Road in Farmington remained unknown as of Sunday morning, according to Farmington fire Captain Scott Baxter.

Homeowner Gary Snow and his family lost everything in the fire, including a cat and two turtles, Baxter said.

“It’s undetermined at this time — it’s still under investigation,” he said of the fire.

The fire was reported at 3:18 p.m. Saturday by the Snow family, members of whom returned home to find their home burning, according to Baxter. He said the home was insured.

About two dozen firefighters from Farmington, Wilton, Temple, New Sharon, Chesterville and Jay fought the blaze, clearing the scene at 5:01 p.m., according to Baxter.

“We were able to get in and knock it down fairly quickly — control it within a half an hour,” he said.

Farmington police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office officials and NorthStar Ambulance responded to the scene.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office was not called to help investigate the cause, according to Baxter.

No one was reported injured in the fire, he said.

The Red Cross contacted the Farmington Fire Department about the fire and is helping the Snow family, he said.

The organization issued a news release late Sunday saying a disaster action team was working with three people to ensure they have food, a safe place to sleep and other essentials.

“Over the next several days, the Red Cross will remain in contact with them to provide financial assistance and community referrals as they begin to make their road to recovery,” the release says.

Snow is a well-known licensed real estate sales agent for Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty and is a member of the Maine Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Formerly of Rangeley, Snow moved to Farmington in 1988. He and his wife, Kathy, raised six children, according to Snow’s Facebook page.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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