BLUE HILL, Maine — A one-story home on the Mountain Road was leveled by fire late Tuesday night, according to Blue Hill Fire Chief Dennis Robertson.

Robertson said crews from six communities were on scene until after 3 a.m. since being called to the residence shortly before 11 p.m.

According to Robertson, the fire started in a doorway connecting the main house to the basement. The homeowners and their adult children escaped safely.

Firefighters originally were able to keep the blaze confined to the basement, but it quickly spread to the rest of the house, Robertson said.

While no firefighters or homeowners were injured, the family lost two cats in the fire, Robertson said.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious, but the State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a cause.

Firefighters from Blue Hill, Surry, Sedgwick, Deer Isle, Penobscot and Brooklin responded.

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