Firefighters responded to Dolley Brook Condominiums at 246 East Bridge St. in Westbrook for a reported kitchen fire on Wednesday night at about 8:15 p.m. About 24 units were compromised by fire, smoke or water damage, officials report.

According to Westbrook’s Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pardue, when emergency responders arrived they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the building housing units 9-15. No one was hurt in the fire but the American Red Cross was called to assist approximately 45 displaced residents.

Mutual aid units from Portland, Falmouth, Gorham, Scarborough and Windham were called to assist Westbrook firefighters with extinguishing the blaze, Pardue said.

According to John Lamb, regional director of communications and government relations of the American Red Cross of Maine, of the 45 residents displaces, the Red Cross is providing emergency lodging for 23 people (18 adults, five children). A dozen families were aided with food.

“We continue to offer emotional support, and are working with the victim to help them begin the recovery process,” Lamb said. “Twenty Red Cross volunteers from Portland to Lewiston were part of the response.”

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