Firefighters contain Maxwell Road blaze, save house
TEMPLE - Firefighters from seven towns battled a blaze on the Maxwell Road Sunday evening, saving the home after a nearby barn caught fire.
Departments responded to the property at 25 Maxwell Road, a white house and barn owned by Theresa Nye, before 4 p.m. Sunday evening. Temple Fire Chief Dave True said that his department, along with departments from Farmington, Chesterville, Strong, Wilton, Industry and Jay, responded to the house after the barn caught fire.
The blaze burned the barn to the ground, along with two nearby vehicles. Firefighters established a line of hoses running down the winding Maxwell Road to battle the fire, which spread to the house itself. Other than some damage to the top floor of the residence's addition, True said, firefighters were able to contain the fire and save the house.
"Turnout was tremendous," True said. "They did very well to save that house."
NorthStar EMS also responded, transporting one Temple Fire Department firefighter to Franklin Memorial Hospital after a ceiling tile fell on him. True said the firefighter appeared to be in good condition, and was transported as a precaution.
Red Cross was contacted to provide short-term assistance for the residents. The State Fire Marshal's Office was also on the scene; the cause of the fire has not been determined by authorities at this time.
Crews cleared the scene at roughly 6 p.m.