Lighting Blamed for Fire that Damaged Maine Stable

May 26, 2011

Maine fire officials are blaming lightning for a fire that damaged a York stable.

Megan Mello, the owner of Riverwatch Stables, says a relative helped her get six horses and a litter of kittens out of the stable before the fire got out of control.

The fire was reported about 6 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries.

Multiple fire crews from helped fight the fire.

Long-time York resident Alan Junkins tells the Portsmouth Herald the Cider Hill Road area has a long history of lightning strikes and fires.

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