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Fire causes millions of dollars of damage to Maine Turnpike Authority garage in Litchfield

A spokeswoman for the MTA told NEWS CENTER Maine Friday that five plow trucks were among millions of dollars in damages.

LITCHFIELD, Maine — A Maine Turnpike Authority garage erupted in flames Thursday evening on Academy Road in Litchfield.

A spokeswoman for the MTA told NEWS CENTER Maine Friday that five plow trucks were among the equipment damaged. She estimates the damage could be between three and four million dollars.

Flames broke out shortly before 5 p.m. The scene was cleared just after 9:30 p.m.

The MTA is now working on a plan to move forward for the winter, which includes using spare plows.

Moss said investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal were on scene Thursday night, and they're back on scene Friday to try and determine the cause of the fire.

Fire departments from Litchfield, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Richmond, Wales, Monmouth, Sabattus, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Manchester, Greene, Chelsea, Randolph, Topsham, and Dresden responded to the scene Thursday night, as well as Central Maine Power, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and Maine State Police, according to Moss.

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