2 Buildings Burn Down at Historic Maine Fairgrounds

Two buildings were destroyed and six others were damaged when a fire swept through the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Maine Tuesday evening.

The 160-year-old Fryeburg Fair, held annually at the fairgrounds, confirmed in a Facebook post that two buildings had burned to the ground, saying in another that no people or animals were injured.

The East Conway Volunteer Fire Department said it assisted the Fryeburg Fire Department, and that strong command and a quick response for mutual aid helped crews get the fire under control.

"As someone who was raised and still lives in Fryeburg, this is so heartbreaking," McKenzie Woodward told necn affiliate News Center Maine. "Several generations of my family work there during the week, and we love the fair."

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