A home on Mile Hill Road in New Sharon burned to the ground Saturday morning, claiming the life of a woman. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

NEW SHARON — A fire destroyed a home at 198 Mile Hill Road near Pine Tree Poultry on Saturday morning.

Dispatchers received a report of the fire around 2:45 a.m. When fire crews arrived at the scene, the home was fully engulfed, New Sharon Fire Chief John Welch said.

The home was reduced to rubble. Crews brought in an excavator and found a body, said Welch.

Route 27 was closed to traffic until about midmorning Saturday.

Authorities were not releasing more details or the victim’s name until family could be notified.

All that remains of a home in New Sharon on Mile Hill Road that claimed the life of a woman is a pile of rubble Saturday morning. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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