A firefighter stands near a home that sustained damage to the second floor and attic during a fire at 120 Gagnon Rd. in Fairfield on Sunday. (Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel) Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

FAIRFIELD — Two people were displaced early Sunday after a fire damaged the second floor and attic of their old farmhouse on Gagnon Road and left water damage throughout the house, a fire official said.

About 15 firefighters from five communities responded to the fire at 120 Gagnon Road, reported at 1:04 a.m., according to Fairfield fire Chief Travis Leary. He said he did not have information that identified the occupants.

“The first crew on scene found a two-story home with fire showing from the attic and roof area,” Leary said just after 9 a.m. Sunday. “They knocked the fire down pretty quickly. All the fire was upstairs in the attic, and there was damage to the second floor and a lot of water damage. They are unable to live in the house.”

The cause of the fire was unknown Sunday morning, according to Leary.

“It looks electrical,” he said, “but there’s just too much damage up there, so we’re going to label it as undetermined.”

Leary, who also responded to the scene, said firefighters from Fairfield, Oakland, Norridgewock, Skowhegan and Waterville helped fight the blaze, and Winslow firefighters covered the Fairfield fire station.


The roads were glazed over and slippery at the time, Leary said. Fairfield police responded, as did Central Maine Power Co., which turned off power to the house. Delta Ambulance crews stood by at the scene, but no one was injured, according to Leary.

Asked if the homeowners had insurance, Leary said, “She believes she was, yes, but that was something that she hadn’t confirmed.”

Leary said he called the American Red Cross, which contacted the home’s occupants to help.

Firefighters remained at the scene until just after 6 a.m., according to Leary.

Gagnon Road stretches from Route 23 in Oakland to Ten Lots Road in Fairfield. The entrance to Gagnon Road from Route 23 is near Weeks & Sons Well Drilling on County Road.


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