BRIDGTON — Fire badly damaged a home at 39 Old County Road in Bridgton this morning, but nobody was hurt.

The fire was reported at 2:11 a.m. The homeowner had just returned from working a late shift and was still awake, so was able to escape safely, said Fire Chief Glen Garland.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in 20 to 30 minutes, but not before it badly damaged the living room and kitchen, Garland said. He said the structure appeared sound, however. Investigators were still trying to determine a cause, he said.

Firefighters remained on the scene until about 5:30 a.m. putting out smoldering spots and making sure the fire did not re-ignite.

The home is located near the Shawnee Peak ski area. Firefighters did not have a nearby hydrant and had to shuttle water from Moose Pond, Garland said.