A home at 606 Middle Road in Dresden was fully involved with fire when firefighters arrived late Friday morning. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

A home at 606 Middle Road in Dresden was fully involved with fire when firefighters arrived late Friday morning. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

DRESDEN

A Dresden home was destroyed by a late morning fire on Middle Road Friday.

The double-wide modular home at 606 Middle Road was reported on fire by a neighbor at approximately 11 a.m. 

Dresden Fire Chief Steve Lilly said Eric Moody and his girlfriend lived in the home, which is a total loss. The Salvation Army has been contacted.

A firefighters extinguishes remaining hot spots in a home destroyed by fire on Middle Road in Dresden late Friday morning. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

A firefighters extinguishes remaining hot spots in a home destroyed by fire on Middle Road in Dresden late Friday morning. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

A dog and cat also lived in the home. Lilly said the dog was with Moody and there was no evidence the cat was still in the house.

Sonia Lilly, the accountability officer with Dresden Fire Department, was first on scene and said the house was fully engulfed with flames shooting from the roof. Firefighters attacked the fire from the exterior at that point. They filled up trucks at a nearby pond. It took approximately 20 minutes to knock the fire down. 

An investigator with the state fire marshal's office examines the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a home at 606 Middle Road in Dresden Friday. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

An investigator with the state fire marshal’s office examines the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a home at 606 Middle Road in Dresden Friday. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

They were able to save an outbuilding behind the home, she said. No one was hurt.

The fire chief said the challenge Friday was getting enough personnel to the scene. Firefighters responded mutual aid from Wiscasset, Woolwich, Pittston, Richmond, and Gardiner. 

Lilly said the state fire marshal’s office responded to investigate. They were unable to determine the cause of the fire, which Lilly said likely started in the living room area.

Middle Road was closed while firefighters worked. They cleared the scene at around 2:30 p.m.

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