A fire at 423 Main Street in Presque Isle Sunday afternoon damaged an apartment building adjacent to Star City IGA.

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The Presque Isle Fire Department responded to the fire shortly before 3:20 p.m., according to Capt. Vince Baldwin. Crews from Mapleton, Castle Hill, Chapman and Easton provided mutual aid at the scene. Caribou Fire Dept. covered the station.

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The fire started on the second floor in apartment number 9 and spread into the attic, Baldwin said. The tenant was away at the time. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the attic to extinguish the blaze.

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Ten tenants in the apartment building and employees and customers at Star City IGA were evacuated. There were no injuries, Baldwin said.

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Most of the damage was confined to the single apartment and a portion on the attic. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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