Maine Fire Marshal’s Office News

Investigation Begins into Cause of Massive Paper Mill Blast in Maine

State and federal investigators began searching Thursday for the cause of a paper mill explosion that shook the ground and sent debris and a slurry of chemicals raining down on nearby cars and buildings. Elation over the stunning news that …

Fire at Historic Maine Fairground Blamed on Electrical Malfunction

The Maine Fire Marshal’s office says the blaze that destroyed two buildings and damaged several others at a historic fairground was accidental. Fire investigators said that the fire at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds was caused by an electrical malfunction inside a …

Massive Fire Ravages Neighborhood in Maine, Destroys Six Buildings

A large fire has ravaged a neighborhood in Maine, with officials saying it destroyed six buildings and sent at least four people to the hospital. Witnesses told the state Fire Marshal’s Office they smelled smoke long before they saw flames …

Authorities Charge 2 with Arson in Maine Storage Building Fire

State fire officials say two men have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a large storage building in Etna, Maine. Officials say several smaller storage buildings for sale at Hill View Mini Barns also were …