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Fire Destroys Home, Displaces 21 Residents

Police say they were called to the scene on Ellingwood Drive in West Paris, Maine, around 11:55 p.m. Saturday night.

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    Fire Destroys Home, Displaces 21 Residents
    WCSH

    A fire in West Paris, Maine, destroyed a home and displaced 21 people Saturday night.

    Police say they were called to the scene on Ellingwood Drive around 11:55 p.m. 

    There were 21 people living in the single-family home, including 10 children. No one was injured; however, one pet perished in the fire.

    West Paris Fire Chief Norm St. Pierre said it appears the fire started where the exterior piping of a pellet stove comes into contact with the vinyl siding of the home. He said it appears that the fire is accidental.

    Chief St. Pierre said the blaze was difficult to fight because of the rural location of the home. He said water is scarce, with the closest source about 4.5 miles away.

    The Red Cross is helping the family with temporary food, clothing, and emergency shelter. 

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