Firefighters attack flames coming through an upstairs window in a house on fire Saturday. The front of the house and second-story deck later collapsed. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Fire burns Salsbury Cove home, no one injured



BAR HARBOR — A house on Shore Acres Road, off Old Bar Harbor Road in Salsbury Cove, burned in a fire Saturday afternoon. No one was home and no one was injured, Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, Bartlett said. A resident came home and found the fire and called the Bar Harbor Fire Department.

Firefighters laid 500-600 feet of hose to reach the building. Water was shuttled from nearby Hamilton Pond.

Firefighters from Mount Desert, Tremont, Trenton and Ellsworth, along with Bar Harbor police, aided at the scene and the Southwest Harbor Fire Department provided station coverage.

The Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance assisted with a simultaneous but unrelated LifeFlight helicopter ambulance landing at the town ball fields.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for residents identified as Emily and Jim, along with their dog and cat. The pets were successfully rescued from the house, according to the page.

“Unfortunately, they have lost everything they own except the clothes on their backs,” stated GoFundMe organizer Tory Thurman. As of press time, the fundraiser had raised over $6,000.

The house is owned by Martin Lamson, according to town tax records.

Becky Pritchard contributed to this report.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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