Firefighters from several departments respond Monday to a house fire at 10 Ten Lots Road in Oakland. Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel

OAKLAND — A fire Monday damaged the second story of a house on Ten Lots Road, displacing five people, according to a fire official.

The fire, reported at 3:15 p.m., drew firefighters from several towns, including Belgrade, Fairfield, Oakland, Rome, Sidney and Smithfield, Oakland fire Chief David Coughlin said at the scene.

Coughlin said the wood-frame farmhouse at 10 Ten Lots Road, likely built in the late 1800s, had substantial damage to the second floor, where bedrooms are located. No one was injured, he said.

“The fire did not get to the (attached) barn,” Coughlin said.

The road near the scene was closed to traffic, and Central Maine Power Co. shut off power to the house. A Delta Ambulance crew was also positioned near the house.

Coughlin said when firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the second floor.


“We did an interior attack on the fire and were able to contain it to the second floor,” he said.

Coughlin said he had not yet learned the cause of the fire.

Oakland firefighter Owen Corrigan, the first at the scene, said the occupants of the house and their dogs were outside when he arrived.

“When I pulled up, there was fire coming out of the front of the building,” he said, “and heavy smoke was coming out of the back side of the building.”

David Grant, who lives about a mile down the road, said he saw fire trucks rushing past his house and he knew it was something serious.

“We’ve got an excellent Fire Department, so that makes a big difference,” Grant, 68, said. “They certainly got it out fast.”

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