Waterboro fire destroys home, sends four to hospital

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Jul. 10—WATERBORO — Four people were taken to hospitals Sunday morning after a fire destroyed their home, according to the Waterboro Fire Department.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., the fire department responded to a fully involved fire at 1331 Sokokis Trail in North Waterboro.

A press release from the fire department said the homeowner called 911 saying there was a fire in the basement.

In addition, someone passing by reported seeing the fire, with the building engulfed in flames and "people trying to get out," according to the fire department.

Sanford firefighter Chris Calnan was driving home from his shift when he arrived at the scene. He relayed updates as firetrucks and emergency units rushed to get there.

York County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived and helped rescue the homeowner, who was suffering from smoke inhalation, according to the fire department.

A total of two adults were having difficulty breathing and were transported to local hospitals. Two minors were also taken to hospitals as a precautionary measure, according to the fire department.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

Mutual aid was provided by Saco, Alfred, Buxton, Goodwins Mills, Hollis, Limerick, Limington and Ross Corner.

The names of those injured in the fire, and their conditions, were not available on Sunday.