Downtown Gardiner Fire From July 16, 2015-4 People Unaccounted For [Update]
Yesterday afternoon in downtown Gardiner, a fire broke out at 235 Water St. There is an update to the story.
At the time, there were no known injuries or deaths involved in the blaze, however as time went along, it was learned there were three firefighters taken to Maine General two because of injures due to falling debris and one for smoke inhalation.
Now there is word that there are people unaccounted for since the fire yesterday.
Authorities say four people are unaccounted for following a fire that swept through four buildings in Gardiner last night.
According to a report from the Associated Press, published reports say Fire Marshal Joe Thomas said that two missing people were believed to be tenants of the building where the fire apparently started Thursday and may have lived in apartments where the roof later collapsed.
The AP said Gardiner Mayor Thom Harnett called the fire a "community disaster." Officials say three firefighters were hurt by falling bricks on Thursday and a tenant was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire displaced a dozen residents.
The AP story said Thomas asked that anyone who lived the buildings in the area of 235 Water St.to contact authorities so they can be accounted for.