Barters Island fire deemed accidental

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:15am

Boothbay Fire Chief Dick Spofford said this week, the Dec. 31 fire in an apartment at 21 West Side Road, Barters Island, Boothbay was accidental.

Spofford said the fire started around a cook stove, according to an insurance adjuster. The Maine Office of State Fire Marshal did not send an investigator, said Spofford.