Clinton home destroyed in suspected electrical fire

Kennith Bogan

A property on Bangor Highway in Clinton was wrecked by fire Wednesday. Officials say the girl who owned the property dropped all her possessions. About 18 firefighters from Clinton and encompassing towns responded. Amy Calder/Early morning Sentinel

CLINTON — A hearth Wednesday ruined a cellular household on Bangor Highway that the owner was applying to retailer her belongings until eventually she was able to fix it and shift back again in from the camper trailer she’s been dwelling in on the front lawn.

Victoria Bowring, 51, claimed she was on her lunch crack as a volunteer driver for Kennebec Valley Community Action Application when her son’s girlfriend, Penny Eastland, named to say the trailer was on fire. Eastland and Bowring’s son, David Bowring, are living in yet another camper trailer on the property.

Household photos have been among the merchandise pulled from a Clinton dwelling owned by Victoria Bowring that was ruined by fire Wednesday on the Bangor Road. Amy Calder/Early morning Sentinel

“It had gotten to the point in which the roof leaked and there was mold within,” Bowring reported at the scene. “We ended up heading to rebuild it, just take down the insulation in the walls. I moved into the camper trailer in October. I have asthma and just cannot live the place there’s mold.”

About 18 firefighters from Clinton, Burnham, Canaan, Fairfield, Pittsfield and Winslow responded to the scene at 1842 Bangor Street, and Albion firefighters coated the Clinton fire station, in accordance to Clinton fireplace Chief Travis Leary. The property is about 3 miles from downtown Clinton. Delta Ambulance and Clinton law enforcement also had been at the scene.

Investigator Larry Morrill of the Place of work of Condition Fireplace Marshal arrived to enable establish the induce of the fireplace, even though Leary and Bowring said an extension cord from the household to her camper was in use and it appeared that’s where the hearth started off.

“We acquired a phone for a achievable electrical fire they thought was out, but when we got right here we observed heavy smoke,” Leary mentioned. “It will be a whole decline.”

Morrill mentioned he experienced just started investigating and had not however determined a result in.

Eastland explained she and David Bowring arrived about 1:15 p.m. and quickly afterward saw smoke coming from the house.

“We referred to as 911 and then we named Vicki,” Eastland stated. “We threw buckets of water at it and we believed it was out. We about informed the hearth division not to arrive, and all of a unexpected it commenced crackling.”

Victoria Bowring, ideal, whose Clinton dwelling was destroyed by fireplace Wednesday, speaks with state fire investigator Larry Morrill at the scene. Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel

Victoria Bowring said she has renter’s insurance policies on the residence. She experienced obtained the cellular house, new, in 1995 and had only a few payments left on it. Wednesday’s was the 2nd fireplace at the dwelling in two a long time, she explained, introducing that people experienced broken into it and stolen matters.

“I cannot capture a crack,” she claimed. “I just obtained caught up financially because I experienced COVID. I was in the healthcare facility for a week.”

She claimed if any one has a trailer they want to donate, “that would be a wonder. I want to be again in my home. I lifted my young children in this article. That’s what hurts.”

She said she was sorry to eliminate photos and all of her children’s belongings that ended up saved in the dwelling. The extension wire from the home was made use of to plug in an electric heater she used for heat in her camper trailer. She life in the camper with her services dog Sadie, a pit bull terrier.

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