Waterboro, Maine (WMTW) There was a large fire in Waterboro that damaged several businesses at a strip mall Sunday afternoon.
According to fire officials, three businesses at the Brookfield Shopping center "all went up in flames".
An employee at the hardware store said they were open and had customers inside when it started.
For the fire department, this presented a number of challenges.
" there was a tremendous fuel load in there, a lot of merchandise from both businesses - the hardware store and from family dollar, so two fully stocked stores." says Waterboro Fire Chief, Matt Bors.
Crews from multiple surrounding towns responded.
The State Fire Marshal is now trying to determine a cause.
No one was injured.