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Mutual aid helps save house in Milo fire

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 44, November 03, 2004

By Mike Welldon
Staff Writer

MILO Milo, Dover, and Brownville fire crews responded to a three alarm house fire at 8 Charles Street last week. The Oct. 28 fire was called in at 12:08 p.m. by a next-door neighbor who reported that the home was on fire and that smoke could be seen.

Milo crews arrived at the scene four minutes later.

The owner of the residence is Phyllis Robinson of Omeville.

Milo Fire Chief David Preble said, "With flames coming out of the house 10 to l2-feet-high, we were going to need more men."

Preble described the fire as consuming only a small fraction of the house due to the help the department received from both Dover-Foxcroft and Brownville fire crews. The combined fire-fighting forces had the fire under control by 1:13 p.m. According to Preble, the house was unoccupied. The cause is still under investigation.

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