SOUTH PORTLAND – Fire crews managed to save a home — and some Christmas presents — Thursday.
The fire started in the basement of the Chase Street home. It quickly spread up the walls and into the the home’s eaves.
The house was heavily damaged but there were no injuries.
“They arrived to find smoke and fire in the basement. It’s a two-and-a-half story single family residence and no body was at home at the time of the fire,” said South Portland fire Capt. Robb Couture.
The fire department posted some pictures of first responders carrying wrapped Christmas gifts from the home.
The cause of that fire is under investigation.