An apartment fire in downtown Skowhegan is causing traffic backups.

According to the KJ, the fire is at 11 Main Street in Skowhegan.  There are six units in the building.  Everyone has made it out.  The fire has caused the power to over 1,600 homes in Skowhegan, Fairfield, and Norridgewock.

Several listeners have reported the fire is causing major traffic backups.  Authorities have reportedly closed down Route 2 in both directions.  If you are traveling through the area, please plan accordingly.