MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS — A fire that damaged a four-apartment building on Millrace Road and displaced 10 people Friday afternoon was likely accidental, a state police fire marshal said.

Fire marshal James Nizinski said he and fire marshal Logan Brouse still have a couple of more interviews but do not believe it was intentionally set.

"It's not suspicious. It is possibly an accidental source" that ignited the mid-afternoon blaze that started on a front exterior porch, Nizinski said.

Fremont Deputy Fire Chief Bill Brown said several residents of the multi-family home at 44 Millrace Road were assisted out of the burning home by a passerby.

High winds fanned the flames that burned the roof completely, he said.

The American Red Cross assisted the displaced families, Brown said.

The home is owned by Earl Courtney.

 

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