FAIRFIELD – Investigators continue to look for the cause of a house fire that destroyed a home in Fairfield late Sunday night.
Members of the Maine State Fire Marshal’s office and the Fairfield Fire Department were on scene investigating Monday morning.
Crews were called to the home on Somerset Avenue just before midnight.
The Fairfield fire chief says most of the damage is in the living room and kitchen area.
The homeowner was alerted to the fire.
“The gentleman was home, went to lay down in the bedroom,” said Chief Duane Bickford of the Fairfield Fire Department. “About 15-20 minutes later he heard the dog barking, he came out and found the living room full of smoke.”
The man was able to make it out safely and call the fire department.
He was the only person home at the time.
The building is a total loss.