Firefighters from several Lincoln County towns responded to a fire at a building near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 220 in Waldoboro early Sunday, July 7.
Donald Grady Jr., of Palm Harbor, Fla., owns the L-shaped building, according to the Waldoboro Fire Department’s report. His son, Donald Grady III, uses the building, but more information about its current use and occupancy was not available.
The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office was expected to visit the scene Monday, July 8 to investigate the fire and attempt to determine its cause.
The building is behind Liberty Tree Arms, on Washington Road, and near the southbound side of Route 1.
Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer said that when he arrived, the southeast portion of the building was fully involved, while in another part of the building, heavy smoke was coming from the second floor.
Smeltzer said firefighters did a good job to contain the fire and prevent its spread to the rest of the building.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Waldoboro Fire Department to the area of Route 1 north of Grace Avenue at 4:50 a.m.
Damariscotta was quickly dispatched to bring its ladder truck. Bremen and Nobleboro were dispatched at 5:25 a.m. to respond with tankers. At 6:06 a.m., the Lincoln County Firefighter Strike Team was dispatched.
The Friendship, Union, and Warren fire departments also responded, as well as Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services and the Waldoboro Police Department.
Damariscotta Ladder 1 was set up on a bridge on Route 1, hosing down the building from the ladder high above the flames, while crews on the ground off Washington Road also worked to contain the blaze.
The Waldoboro Fire Department’s report states that tanker shuttles were used to supply water to both the Route 1 and Washington Road operations.
The report says traffic on Route 1 and Washington Road was reduced to one lane until the fire was under control. Electrical service was interrupted while Central Maine Power Co. worked to isolate the property.
No injuries were reported. The scene was clear at 10:35 a.m.