A fire that started late on Halloween left a home at 2 Michael Lane in Waterville uninhabitable, according to Chief David LaFountain.

The 50-year-old resident awoke to smoke detectors’ alarms about 11:39 p.m. Tuesday. He safely escaped from the home, which is owned by Assistance Plus, a social service and medical agency.

The fire was determined to be accidental and caused by short-circuited electrical wiring.

Firefighters got the flames under control by 12:16 a.m.

The Waterville Fire Department was assisted by the Winslow and Fairfield fire departments.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour


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