FRANKFORT — Fire demolished a portion of the house owned by Denise Quisenberry on Old Belfast Road on Wednesday afternoon. No one was in the house at the time.
Assistant Chief Albert Colson of the Frankfort Fire Department said his department received the call at 12:15 p.m., and that flames were shooting from the roof when firefighters arrived. The blaze was under control in about an hour and a half, he said.
The fire caused the roof of the cream-colored ranch house to cave in, according to Colson. An attached addition still under construction was damaged by smoke, he said.
Firefighters from Winterport, Prospect and West Frankfort also responded to the scene, according to Colson.
The assistant chief said he would call the state fire marshal to help determine the cause of the fire.
Colson said a neighbor alerted the Fire Department after his pit bull spotted the fire and barked until the owner came out.
Meanwhile, Quisenberry, 34, was being treated for high blood pressure in the back of a Winterport ambulance, according to another neighbor, Paul Bacon.
“She’s a wreck,” Bacon said.