WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Fire has torn through a building in downtown Waterville, damaging two shops and leaving three people homeless. No injuries were reported.
The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/18B6EOw) that more than 30 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out in a four-story brick building on Main Street around 4 p.m. Friday and spread to an adjacent building.
The fire started in a building containing a tattoo parlor and wireless shop on the first floor and apartments above them. It leapt across the alley and burned some wooden window frames on the building that houses the Silver Street Tavern.
The tattoo parlor owners tell the newspaper they think the fire started on a third-floor porch at the rear of the building, where a tenant was cooking on a grill.
Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/