MORRILL — An early morning fire Friday, Oct. 29, destroyed a home and all of its contents, including several family pets.

According to Morrill Fire Chief Dean Rowlands, the call came in at 7:50 a.m. for a structure fire at 217 Weymouth Road, the home of Clifford and Allison Littlefield. Morrill Fire Department personnel were on the scene quickly from the station 1.5 miles away.

Those first on the scene found the structure engulfed in flames with much fire and smoke inside the home. Rowlands said the fire was fought from the exterior only, as conditions were too dangerous to attempt to go inside.

Several fire department crews battle a blaze at 217 Weymouth Road in Morrill Oct. 29. Source: Morrill Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page

No one was home at the time of the blaze and no one was injured. Rowlands said he could not determine what caused the fire. Crews were at the site until 4 p.m.

Water was hauled from a nearby pond with five tanker trucks, each of which hauled 2,500 to 3,500 gallons of water. “We used the water as fast as they could haul it,” he said.

“It did go up quick,” Rowlands noted. One of the Morrill fire officers was there quite early and, along with a family member, was able to move a camper away from the building.

In addition to Morrill, Belfast, Belmont, Waldo, Searsmont and Montville fire departments answered the call.

“Fortunately, they both have a lot of family and friends close by,” the chief said.

A GoFundMe site has been set up to help the Littlefields with expenses. To donate, visit By Sunday, Oct. 31, over $18,600 of the $20,000 goal had been raised.

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