May 27—Portland fire crews scrambled to fight a major fire that engulfed two buildings, as well as a boat and car, on Peaks Island.
The fire was under control by around 4 p.m., but not before it caused extensive damage and ignited a brushfire.
The blaze was located at 4 Highland Ave., and crews from the mainland boarded the Portland Fire Boat to fight the fire.
About 20 firefighters were on scene fighting the fire, said Capt. John Brennan. Power had been cut to a part of the island because multiple power lines caught fire.
No one was inside the building where the fire started, but the flames have destroyed the main residence, a second building on the property, one car, and a boat that was being stored on land, Brennan said.
Crews from Central Maine Power are also on scene, he said.
In a photo posted on Twitter by the fire department, a column of black smoke can be seen drifting away from the island.
Breaking News: All Hands Struck for 4 Highland Ave on Peaks Island. Peaks Engine 12 reports two buildings fully involved. pic.twitter.com/szjylwuy3w
— Portland Fire Dept (@PortlandFD) May 27, 2021
It's unclear if anyone was hurt in the blaze or what may have started it.
According to property records, there is a roughly 2,800-square-foot seasonal home at 4 Highland Ave., but it's unclear what other structure may be involved. The photo of the residence posted online show a red structure shrouded in trees, with a large sail boat parked nearby.
This story will be updated.