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MOUNT VERNON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It took more than forty firefighters and crews from seven communities to knock down a fire that broke out at a Mt. Vernon home and business Sunday morning.
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Mt. Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Tony Dunn said firefighters were called to a building located at 591 Bean Rd. around 3:30 a.m. for the report of a fire, and when they arrived on scene the building was fully engulfed in flames.
One person was home at the time, but they were able to escape the fire without injury.
Dunn said the building contained a first floor cabinet making business, and the second floor was the person's home.
Officials said the building was destroyed in the fire and it is considered a total loss.
There's no word yet on the cause, and the State Fire Marshal's office has been called in to investigate.
Mt. Vernon was assisted by Vienna, Readfield, Belgrade, Fayette, Manchester, and Wayne fire departments on scene.
Dunn said it took nearly 45 minutes to get the flames under control.