ETNA – It’s a devastating loss for a family in Etna.
They returned home Wednesday after learning their home was on fire.
It was mid-morning when someone called to report the blaze on Old County Road.
Fire fighters from several departments sped toward the scene, not knowing at the time whether anyone was trapped.
Etna Fire Chief Erin Brown said “They were unaware if the occupants were out or inside the building. The first engine to arrive quickly realized the occupants were out of the building. There was no one home when the fire started.”
Chief Brown said a dog and a cat perished in the fire and the home itself is destroyed.
The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office is now looking for a cause.
The Red Cross is now helping the 6 people who lived there, making sure they have clothing, a place to stay and handling their other immediate needs.