January 23, 2013

Home destroyed, man burned in Newfield fire

By Dennis Hoey dhoey@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

NEWFIELD – A homeowner suffered burns after he tried to extinguish a fire that started near his woodstove.

Newfield Fire Chief David Neville said the man, whose name was unavailable, had to be transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with unknown injuries.

Neville said the fire started in a couch, which had been left too close to the woodstove.

The 1.5-story home at 212 Onamor Drive and an attached garage were destroyed by the fire, which was reported at 5:30 p.m.

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