HOWLAND – The public works building in town was damaged after it caught fire Friday night.
According to Howland Fire Chief Josh McNally, a passerby noticed an orange glow coming from the building on Davis Street around 6:40 p.m.
When they arrived, firefighters found fire along the back wall of the building and smoke coming from the eaves.
A number of fire departments were called to respond, and McNally said they had the fire under control within an hour.
We’re told the inside of the building suffered extensive damage. There were also a number of pieces of equipment and vehicles inside, but the chief wasn’t sure if they were damaged.
The fire marshal’s office is investigating an exact cause.