Fort Fairfield fire destroys local business

A fire in Fort Fairfield destroyed a local business yesterday afternoon.

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 328 Main Street, Bob's Service and Repair, around 3:30 p.m.

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department says the fire had extended to the exterior of the adjacent three story apartment building.

Advance Auto was the other adjacent building which received no damage. The fire was stopped and all other exposures were protected.

The apartment building was evacuated and all of the tenants were relocated for the night. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters.

The fire destroyed the entire building, but the other two buildings were saved.

The fire department says that cold weather and the amount of hazardous materials present in the building made the efforts of extinguishing the fire longer.

The fire department also says they were on scene until around 3:15 a.m. this morning.

The fire department says the building was owned by Robert Kilcollins and that it was insured.

The fire is still under investigation.

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department say theys received mutual aid from Easton, Limestone, Presque Isle and Caribou Fire Departments and Crown Ambulance for help. There were a total of 30 first responders on the scene.