BETHEL — A woman suffered burns in a mobile home fire at 15 Songo Pond Road early Friday morning, Bethel Fire Chief Mike Jodrey said.

Mobile home at 15 Songo Pond Road, as pictured in town assessment records.

Jodrey said the call came about 12:45 a.m. Friday. When firefighters arrived, he said, they found the mobile home “fully involved.”

Jodrey said three adults and two children lived in the small house. One woman required medical help for burns, he said, and was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. She remained in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon, but her condition had improved slightly.

All others got out safely, but the fire did claim the lives of the family’s pets.

The fire marshal is investigating, Jodrey said. More details were unavailable.

The 860-square-foot mobile home was constructed about 1975, town records indicate. Worth $72,000, it has two bedrooms and sits on half an acre of property.


The home is owned by Esther Thomas and Dan Grover.

The affected family has since received help from the community. Over the past week, they have gotten food, furniture and clothing from numerous people, but are still in need of mattresses and will need a new vehicle, also.

People who wish to help the family can donate to  the two GoFundMe pages set up. They can be found on the Bethel Citizen Facebook Page. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $9,000 had been raised for the family between the two GoFundMe pages.

Andrea and David Lane, who held the mortgage on the house, are looking for another home for the family.

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