South Portland officials probe Elderberry blaze

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire last week that damaged a single-story home at 26 Elderberry Drive.

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Fox said the fire started in the garage and appeared to have been accidental. “The actual cause is still under investigation,” he said.

Fox said the fire was first reported at around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy fire in the attached garage, with extension into the kitchen area, he said.

It took an initial crew of about 20 firefighters, with help from the Scarborough Fire Department, about 10 minutes to knock down the blaze.

Fox said about $200,000 worth of damage was done to the home. No one was injured, but the residents were displaced.

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