WINTERPORT — Several fire department crews battled an early morning blaze that broke out in a garage June 28, destroying two antique automobiles. Two juveniles have been charged with arson and are believed to be responsible for a second fire hours earlier.

Winterport Fire Chief Philip Foley said he received a call from dispatch about 7:09 a.m. Monday, June 28, reporting a fully involved garage at 65 Lower Oak Point Road. The detached garage was destroyed, Foley said.

The chief said crews were on the scene for a couple of hours and no one was hurt in the fire.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, three motor vehicles were destroyed in the garage blaze, two of which were antiques.

Fire Marshal’s spokesperson Shannon Moss said two juveniles were charged with arson, and investigators also have determined the same juveniles were responsible for a fire in a nearby abandoned residence nearby during the overnight hours June 28.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department and Belfast Police Department assisted with the investigation, which is ongoing.

Besides Winterport, fire department crews from Hampden, Frankfort Village and West Frankfort responded, along with Winterport Ambulance.

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