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Ladder crews used a tower truck to attack a fire Saturday at the Gorham home of Reginald Irish Jr. Crews had a difficult time getting into the roof since, according to Irish, a new metal roof had been recently installed. Irish, his brother and two nephews escaped the flames when the home caught fire at about 3:30 p.m. after Irish and his brother were trying to warm up frozen pipes in a second-floor bedroom. Gorham Fire Chief Bob Lefebvre estimated damage to the two-story cape home, located at 473 Libby Ave., at $45,000. Lefebvre said firefighters were at the scene until 8 p.m. Irish, 50, is now staying at his sister’s house next door. The former Blue Seal Feeds employee in South Windham said he has been unemployed since October 2005 and is searching for work. For full story, see www.keepmecurrent.com.

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Ladder crews used a tower truck to attack the fire from above, and several units surrounded the building providing fire suppressant spray when needed. Crews had a particularly difficult time getting into the roof since, according to Irish, a new metal roof had been recently installed.


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