HAMPDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Firefighters from at least eight towns worked to extinguish a house fire in Hampden Saturday night.
The fire on Dudley Road struck a third-alarm with Hampden, Bangor, Brewer, Newburgh, Winterport, Hermon, Carmel and Levant all responding.
A motorcycle in the garage is believed to have started the blaze.
The homeowner reportedly tried to put out the fire themselves, but it was too strong and eventually spread through the rest of home.
Crews worked constantly to prevent the spread into the back of the home. The home was significantly damaged.
“When we arrived the garage was fully involved. The fire spread quickly into the attic space and across the rafters of the house. We relied heavily on mutual aid in this type of situation,” Hampden Fire Lieutenant Jason Lundstrom said.
Fortunately, everyone inside at the time made it out safely.
Fire personnel continued work into the night to ensure the fire was completely extinguished and further investigate the damage.