OLD TOWN- Crews worked into the early hours Sunday putting out a fire downtown that left several buildings a complete loss.
No one was injured, but those displaced by the fire are left wondering what’s next.
“I got a message and a phone call about what happened then we came down and pretty much watched the whole thing,” said Helen Mace.
Mace is the owner of Serenity Salon and Spa, one of many businesses impacted by the fire.
Most businesses in the area of 274 Main Street are closed until further notice or looking for a new space.
“We love this town. It’s our home,” Mace said. “Our friends and clients, amazing clients, is from here, so we would love to stay here. Looking for the right place.”
Fire officials said roughly a dozen people were displaced by the fire.
“I’ve been helping my dad clean up before they left, helping families. Just helping them grab their stuff, take care of it,” said Connor, an 8th grader from Old Town.
If you want to help, there’s a few different things you can do.
“Any donations can go through the Red Cross, as well as the church down here on Main Street,” said Scott Wilcox, the public safety director at the Old Town Fire Department. “They’ll have their doors open tomorrow, at the cafe church, people can come in and donate what they need.”
In the meantime, people said they’re going to focus on rebuilding.
“This is a very very sad time in our community,” Mace added. “Knowing you have the support from people in town makes it a little easier.”
For now, parts of Main and Water streets are closed for safety reasons.
Officials said they’re going to reassess the area on Monday.
A this time, there’s no word on a cause of the fire.