Residents help fight fire, rescue neighbor's dog in Maine

A small plastic gasoline tank inside the porch helped fuel the fire and firefighters used fire-retarding foam to extinguish the gasoline fire

By David Robinson
The Kennebec Journal

WATERVILLE, Maine — Two people ran into a burning home to rescue their neighbor's dog Saturday afternoon while other residents used garden hoses to keep the fire from spreading throughout the two-story house.

Randy LaPointe heard people screaming for help and ran to the home, finding other neighbors banging on windows and doors and dousing flames that were engulfing an enclosed porch in the rear of the house.

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