MOUNT DESERT — A small seasonal cabin in the village of Hall Quarry is considered a total loss following a Tuesday morning fire. Firefighters responded to a fire on 6 Sylvina’s Way to find the two-bedroom, 790-square-foot cabin fully involved.
The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire, Mount Desert Fire Chief Mike Bender said.
According to town tax records, the cabin was built in 1930. It was part of a larger property valued at over $1.3 million and owned by Malcolm Paul Douglass Jr., who lives out of state.
Diane Young, who owns a summer house up the road from the scene of the fire and happened to be in the area, said she noticed thick, gray smoke coming out of the cabin around 9:45 a.m. She thought it looked more like a structure fire than someone burning brush and reported it to the Mount Desert Fire Department.
Bender said approximately 1,800 feet of large diameter hose was laid in order to reach the remote location on Somes Sound. Foam solution was used to expedite the suppression of the fire.
The fire departments in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont assisted in putting out the fire. The Ellsworth Fire Department sent a rapid intervention team to stand by in case a firefighter rescue was necessary, while the Trenton Fire Department covered the Mount Desert fire station during the operation. Northeast Harbor Ambulance also assisted in the effort.
Updated on April 18 at 12:01 p.m.