SPRINGVALE — A fast-moving fire destroyed an elderly couple’s mobile home this afternoon.

Lt. Richard Bond said the couple, whose names were unavailable, were not at home when the Sanford Fire Department received a report of a fire around 12:45 p.m.

When crews arrived at 214 Main St., they encountered flames shooting out the front door.

Bond said the fire destroyed the home. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the couple with shelter and clothing.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Main Street had to be shut down for more than two hours while firefighters cleaned up debris.

Several neighboring towns provided assistance to Sanford