Limestone fire causes significant damage to storage building
LIMESTONE, Maine — Firefighters from Limestone, Caribou and Fort Fairfield spent nearly seven hours battling a severe fire on Monday, according to Limestone Fire Chief Jon Poitras.
The fire started around 3:15 p.m. in an automotive parts warehouse owned by Limestone business Caldwell’s Auto on 72 Long Road.
“It was a huge fire,” said Poitras. “It damaged the building and a lot of automotive contents.”
About 25 firefighters were on the scene until 10:30 p.m., and Poitras said the high temperatures required many to take breaks to drink water and cool off.
“It was a long evening for sure,” he said. “Given the condition of the building, which is an old wooden structure, and the wind, it was a fast moving fire. It posed all kinds of challenges, but we were able to save a portion of the structure.”
A cause has not yet been determined, however the business owner has insurance. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire.
Poitras said there were no injuries related to the Monday fire.