WESTBROOK—Firefighters from Westbrook and Portland worked to extinguish a fire in the second floor apartment in a building on Central Street Friday afternoon.

The fire appeared to be mostly contained to a unit on the second floor of the clapboard-style two-story building, although a deputy chief with Westbrook’s fire department said flames had spread to the walls and rafters.

The blaze appeared mostly under control by 4 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

Eric Kelly, 49, who stays across the street, said he saw a young woman who lives in the building come home around 3 p.m. and then leave a short time later, which is typical.

At about 3:20 p.m., someone saw smoke and called 911, Kelly said.

The building stands behind Sportsman’s Hardware and Rental, and abuts a small parking lot for the business.

This story will be updated.


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