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    A young couple look over the remains of the apartment building where they lived on Island Avenue in Sanford.

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    The remains of two buildings are shown Friday on Island Avenue in Sanford after a fire involved six structures on Thursday.

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    Keith Cann of Springvale visits the apartment building where his niece lived on Island Avenue in Sanford after it was demolished following a fire on Thursday.

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    A young couple embrace Friday after seeing the remains of the apartment building where they lived on Island Avenue in Sanford.

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    The fire spread to four buildings on the same side of Island Avenue where it started, then jumped the street to ignite two others.

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    Victoria Cann waits to speak with Red Cross volunteers as firefighters pack up their gear following a fire on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday. Cann lost her dog, a German shepherd-husky mix, and all her belongings in the fire.

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    Firefighters indicated a building on Island Avenue in Sanford while battling a five-alarm fire on Thursday.

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    Victoria Cann wipes tears from her eyes after losing her dog in a fire on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday. Cann, who lived on the second floor of 33 Island Ave., awoke when her air conditioner shut off. "I could only see orange glowing behind the blinds," she said. "I heard crackling and realized I was smelling smoke."

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    Firefighters respond as a fire spreads beyond 33 Island Ave. in Sanford to multiple houses.

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    A firefighter takes stock of the destruction on Island Avenue in Sanford.

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    Kat Cormier is hugged by her neighbor Heather Chadbourne as Sanford firefighters battle a blaze that spread on Island Avenue on Thursday. Cormier said she was sitting on her front steps about 1 p.m. when she saw smoke and fire coming from one of the buildings. She ran over and banged on windows, telling people to get out.

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    Bystanders watch as firefighters work to knock down a fast-spreading fire that quickly jumped to other buildings in Sanford.

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    William Southworth holds his Flemish Giant rabbit after removing his animals from his apartment on Thompson Street as a precaution as a fire on Island Avenue spread to six houses in Sanford on Thursday. His building received minor damage to the siding and roof.

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    Bystanders take cover from heavy smoke while trying to get a closer view of a five-alarm fire on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday.

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    Fire hoses fill Island Avenue in Sanford as firefighters battle a multi-building fire Thursday.

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    Firefighters pour water on a smoldering building on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday.

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    The Island Avenue fire spread to four residential buildings on one side of the street and two on the opposite side.

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    The Sanford Fire Department put out a call for help from multiple nearby communities Thursday. A drone was sent up to help direct the firefighters.

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    A firefighter walks down smoke-filled Island Avenue in Sanford.

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    Bystanders watch as firefighters battle a fire on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday.

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    Kristen Connors of Sanford records a live video of firefighters battling a five-alarm fire on Island Avenue.

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    Bystanders watch from across an empty lot as firefighters battle fires in multiple buildings in the Island Avenue neighborhood in Sanford on Thursday.

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    At least two residential buildings were destroyed by fire in Sanford on Thursday.

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    Firefighters from nearby communities responded to a fire that spread to multiple residential buildings in Sanford on Thursday.

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    Flames are visible above neighboring rooftops from fires in multiple buildings on Island Avenue in Sanford on Thursday.

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    Smoke obscures a building that was destroyed by fire in Sanford on Thursday.

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