A fast-moving fire Saturday morning displaced three residents of a home on Main Street in Washburn.

Courtesy of David Shaw

According to Washburn Fire & Rescue Chief Troy Heald, firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 10 a.m. The fire was reported to have started in a shed and jumped to a nearby 2-bay garage.

Courtesy of David Shaw

Heald said the flames quickly spread to the house, which was an older 2-story structure.

Courtesy of David Shaw

Firefighters from Washburn, Mapleton and Caribou worked together to bring the fire under control.  The residents made it out safely and no one was hurt. The home was a total loss.

Heald said the cause of the fire is under investigation. Members the Maine Forest Service and State Fire Marshall’s office have been to the site and no citations are pending.

Anyone wishing to offer assistance is encouraged to contact the American Red Cross in Caribou.

Courtesy of David Shaw
Courtesy of David Shaw
This aerial photo of the smoke from the Washburn fire was also taken by David Shaw during the 'Take Flight' event in Presque Isle Saturday morning.