3-Alarm fire destroys Rangeley home
RANGELEY (WGME) -- A three-alarm fire destroyed a home in Rangeley early Thursday morning.
Rangeley Fire Chief Tim Pellerin tells CBS13 the fire started around 3:15 a.m. at a home on Skyland Drive.
Chief Pellerin says they got on scene within 9 minutes but the house was already fully engulfed.
The two homeowners and their three dogs made it out safely, thanks to working smoke detectors, but a cat died.
The chief says the cause of the fire was improperly disposed hot ashes that were put in a container on the porch.
Firefighters are reminding Mainers to store hot ashes in fire-proof containers and never put them on the porch.
Chief Pellerin says ashes can stay hot for up to two weeks.