Thanks to the Island's firefighters who were toned out Monday night, July 25th because of a lighting strike in Bass Harbor.

According to the Tremont Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook Page

Crews from all 4 MDI  fire departments responded to the structure fire, where the occupants claim lightning struck the waterfront home.

Photo Tremont Volunteer Fire Department via Facebook
Photo Tremont Volunteer Fire Department via Facebook

Initial fire personnel on scene had trouble locating the source of the thick smoke from the water side porches and lower level windows. Two crosslays were stretched for interior crews to make entry to the main level and basement space. The fire was located  and contained to the basement'ss ceiling but some smoke  and water damage occurred on the main level. Fire crews pulled the fiberglass insulation from the damaged area and searched for extension with thermal imaging cameras.

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor fire apparatus and crews remained on scene of the 3rd alarm call until all residual smoke and heat were dissipated.

Southwest Harbor Tremont Ambulances stood by at the fire scene and in Somesville for Islandwide Coverage . Tremont Fire Crews remained on scene until Versant Power was able to disconnect power to the structure.

The displaced, vacationing family of 3 and their 3 dogs have been relocated to a nearby home  by the property owner.

Thanks to all who responded. Great job knocking down the fire safely and swiftly!

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