Old Town building fire quickly extinguished

The owner of the building says one of the crew members doing work on the roof sparked a small fire that was quickly extinguished.
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 11:07 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM EDT
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OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) - Part of Main Street in Old Town was shut down Friday morning while emergency crews responded to a fire.

On Thursday TV5 took a tour of 283 Main Street, the site of a new restaurant that’s under construction with hopes of opening soon.

The owner of the building says one of the crew members doing work on the roof sparked a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

“Contractor on the roof doing some hot work and it caught a section of the rubber roof on fire,” said Alex Gray. “Just superficial more so than anything, but we are very grateful for the hard work of the men and women of Old Town police and fire being here, knocked it right down, and we’re good to go.”

The road was shut down for a little less than an hour.

Gray says the fire won’t impact plans to open the restaurant.

🙏 A BIG Thank You to Old Town Fire Rescue and Old Town Police Department for their quick response today. One of our...

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