A fire destroyed a barn in Auburn Saturday evening, but firefighters managed to save the attached house.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, 976 Old Danville Road, the fire was nearing the attached 2 1/2-story house, Deputy Chief Geoff Low said in a news release.

Despite the large volume of fire and limited water supply, crews were able to stop the fire from spreading and save the home, Low said.

While the barn and its contents are a complete loss, the residential portion of the home can be reoccupied after some repairs, he said. In the meantime, the homeowner and two tenants will be staying with family members. Nobody was injured. A horse and a dog were able to escape the fire. Two cats are unaccounted for.

The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m. Investigators from the Auburn Fire Department Fire Prevention Division are working to determine what caused the fire.

Fire departments from Lewiston, Poland, Durham, New Gloucester, Mechanic Falls and Minot provided assistance.


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