Blaze Incinerates Maine Apartment Building

 Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal

Tenants were rousted from their homes when fire tore through a four-story apartment house on Birch Street early Tuesday night. There were no reports of injuries and officials said it was too early to determine a cause as firefighters continued battling the blaze late into the night. It was unclear how many people lived in the 17-unit building, which was a total loss. At around 7:13 p.m. crews were called to a report of flames showing in the back of 101 Birch St. Upon arrival, the rear of the building and two porches were fully engulfed as flames rolled up over the roof of the building.