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Crews battle fire at Newcastle business

Dispatchers say crews from Nobleboro, Damariscotta and Wiscasset are responding to the scene as well. (The Lincoln County News)

NEWCASTLE (WGME) – A Midcoast business burned along Main Street in Newcastle Tuesday.

The fire broke out at Midcoast orthodontics late Tuesday morning.

Video shows those flames leaping high off the building.

The fire was so bad the roof actually collapsed.

Officials say there are apartments on the second floor of the building. Those apartments were seriously damaged.

Newcastle Fire Chief Clayton Hunt says the roof was covered in flames when they arrived.

"We attacked it from the outside, so we knocked the roof down then we were able to go interior and extinguish the fire," Hunt said.

Chief Hunt says there was work being done on the building, but they don't know whether it contributed to the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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