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Fire damages house in Farmington, displacing three

Officer Jesse Clement treats a cat recovered from the Davis Road fire with a special oxygen mask. (Photo from the Farmington Police Facebook page)

[Update Jan. 10 at 8:15 a.m.] - The cat that was rescued by firefighters was treated by Farmington Police Officers Brandon Sholan and Jesse Clement for smoke inhalation, using a special oxygen mask designed for pets. The cat is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Farmington police.

FARMINGTON - A fire broke out in a two-story home on the Davis Road Wednesday evening, damaging an upstairs bedroom and displacing three residents.

According to Farmington Fire Rescue Capt. Tim Hardy, dispatchers put out the call at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday regarding a fire at 382 Davis Road. A resident had heard a "pop" sound, Hardy said, went upstairs and saw flames. All three residents evacuated and were waiting beside the house when firefighters arrived to discover smoke pouring out of the bedroom window. One of the occupants of the house called 9-1-1.

The residence is owned by Thomas Huddleston. Hardy said he wasn't sure the names of the residents as of Wednesday evening.

Farmington, Wilton and New Sharon crews were at the scene, along with NorthStar EMS. Despite the occasionally challenging weather conditions, firefighters arrived and were able to rapidly knock the blaze down and contain it to the upstairs bedroom within the first 20 minutes or so.

No one was hurt in the fire, with one cat rescued. Another cat is currently missing.

The cause of the fire is undetermined as of Wednesday evening, Hardy said, but nothing suspicious about its origins is currently suspected. Whether the State Fire Marshal's Office will send investigators to the scene will be decided Thursday morning, Hardy said.

While significant damage was constrained to the bedroom, the building is not currently habitable. Disaster responders from the American Red Cross of Maine are working with the three residents regarding their short-term needs.

Hardy said that the last crew cleared the scene just before 8 p.m.

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  1. We all should be very thankful for our dedicated fire and law enforcement personnel in our area!!

  2. Prayers for my little girl while she goes through all this . She has lost any and everything of any value to her. She is devastated!

  3. I also want to thank all the first responders for everything they did I really appreciate everything you did for my daughter!

  4. Kyle

    How old is she, sizes of clothing, winter clothing, toys she might like.

  5. Thank you to our great Farmington Fire people and all our first responders you do an awesome job and we thank you very much