Resident, pet escape securely, left displaced

A fire at 75 Picott Road in Kittery went to two alarms Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, and left the structure uninhabitable, according to fire officials.

KITTERY, Maine – A resident and pet escaped safely from a household fire at 75 Picott Road Sunday early morning that drew a response from firefighters in multiple communities.

Craig Alfis, assistant Kittery hearth chief, said the house was remaining uninhabitable and the cause of the hearth was less than investigation.

Alfis reported the property was occupied by a renter. He claimed there had been no injuries to the renter, to the pet, nor to firefighters.

Kittery Assistant Fire Chief Craig Alfis said the cause of the fire at 75 Picott Road in Kittery, Maine, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, was under investigation.

“I feel the property owner called it in as a woodstove fireplace,” Alfis mentioned. “There is a wooden stove there, but the major electrical strains occur in at that place, much too, so there are a pair of likely leads to for the fire. When the 1st crew arrived, it was upgraded from a stove hearth to a composition fire as there was hearth demonstrating at the aspect of the home. We went to a next alarm to get more mutual support manpower in listed here.”

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Simply because the house is located near electric power strains, Alfis mentioned, firefighters faced a challenge getting rid of the home’s siding to get to the hearth. He claimed hearth had burned by means of power lines.

Firefighters exit the home at 75 Picott Road in Kittery, Maine, after helping to bring a two-alarm fire under control Sunday Feb. 7, 2021.
Firefighters from around the region helped bring a blaze under control at 75 Picott Road in Kittery, Maine, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.

Alfis said the homeowner was on site, doing work with his coverage corporation to organize a location for his tenant to remain for now.

Hearth departments from York, Eliot and Portsmouth were being amid those people aiding the Kittery Fire Division at the scene.

Portsmouth fire Capt. Rick Condon gives a thumbs up after local firefighters brought under control a two-alarm blaze at 75 Picott Road in Kittery, Maine, Sunday Feb. 7, 2021.