Cause of Squirrel Island fire ‘unfounded’

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 2:30pm

    Southport Fire Chief Gerry Gamage told the newspaper Dec. 6 that the state fire marshal has deemed the cause of the Nov. 19 fire on Squirrel Island, which destroyed a maintenance building, as “unfounded.”

    As reported in the newspaper, Gamage said by the time the first six members of Southport Fire Department arrived, just before 4 p.m., the building was fully involved and three walls remained standing. Around two dozen firefighters from Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor departments arrived, carried by fishing boats and Coast Guard vessels, according to Gamage.