Four homeless after Lewiston apartment fire

7:27 PM, Mar 30, 2013   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Lewiston family is homeless after a grease fire destroyed their apartment unit Saturday afternoon.

The first floor of 101 Pine Street is a total loss after a fire started around 1 p.m., according to Lewiston Fire Investigator Paul Ouellette.

Ouellette said the daughter accidentally started a grease fire while cooking lunch. He said everyone evacuated the building, and no one was injured.

"The fire flared up real quick," said Ouellette.

He said it's a common mistake to cook with grease at a high temperature. To reduce the risk of fire, he said people should gradually increase the heat.

The family of four is receiving assistance from the Salvation Army.



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