WATERVILLE – Six people were rushed to the hospital this morning after fire erupted in Waterville.
It was around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when firefighters were called to a home on Summer Street. Flames were tearing through an apartment building and filling the air with smoke.
Four of the people who lived there managed to escape before fire crews arrived and another two had to be rescued from the top of a porch roof. There’s also word that a firefighter was injured when a ceiling collapsed. That person and the tenants were all brought to a hospital for treatment and their conditions are unknown at this hour.
At last report, fire crews were still on the scene.
Maine State Fire Marshal’s have also been called to search for a cause of the fire.
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