MECHANIC FALLS – Fire broke out in an apartment building shortly after 4 p.m. in downtown Mechanic Falls.
Police said it appears one occupant was taken to a local hospital. The woman was administered oxygen at the scene. It is unclear how many people were in the building at 3 Maple Street Street at the time fire broke out. A small pet in a cage also appeared to have been rescued by firefighters.
Crews from Mechanic Falls, Auburn and Poland responded to the scene where heavy smoke could be seen coming from under the roof, which had to be vented, and windows. The fire aparently broke out in a second floor kitchen
The building sits on the corner of Maple and South Main streets and is the site of a fatal fire about five years ago.
The occupant of the first floor, a local businessman who declined to give his name, said he was not at home at the time of the fire. It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time of the fire but police said everyone got out safely.
Traffic on Route 11 (South Main Street) is bring rerouted down Mitchell Street.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.