Firefighters contained a fire to the second floor of an antique shop on Route 1 in Waldoboro, near the Warren line, the night of Wednesday, Feb. 26.
There were no injuries in the fire at One of Those Days Antiques and Collectibles, next to Townline Video Plus, according to Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer.
Smeltzer said that when he arrived, he could see smoke rising from the building’s eaves, but no flames were visible from outside.
“We put the ladder truck in position to assist. Firefighters entered the first floor and went upstairs to knock the fire down,” Smeltzer said.
Smeltzer said there was smoke and water damage to the second floor, and water damage to the first floor. He believes the building remains structurally sound.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, according to Smeltzer. He was going to contact the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office on Thursday morning, but was not sure if the agency would respond.
Smeltzer said crews were using fans to ventilate the building.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Waldoboro Fire Department around 8:30 p.m. The Jefferson, Union, and Warren fire departments; Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services; and the Waldoboro Police Department also responded.
Kimberly Day owns the business. Day declined to comment until more information from the investigation into the fire is available.
Betsy Piper owns the building, according to town tax records.