ORLAND – A fire destroyed a home in Orland Monday evening, and officials said one person is unaccounted for, as of 11:00 p.m. Monday.
Orland fire officials said they were called to a Winkumpaugh Road home shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday.
According to Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary, a garage fire quickly spread to the rest of the building.
The fire chief said a man in his 30s was last seen looking for a dog, and they are not sure if he went back into the burning home.
Four others escaped from the burning house uninjured, according to Steve McCausland, the spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Crews had to truck in water from nearby streams to get the fire contained.
“Water supply is a real challenge out here on a good day,” said Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary. “But it’s just a challenge out here with the terrain and getting things set up and getting people here.”
Chief Conary said the occupants who they made contact with believe a propane heater blew up in the garage.
Half a dozen neighboring fire crews were also called in.
The Fire Marshal’s office has been notified.