AUBURN — Eight people are without a home after fire swept through a building early Saturday morning in Auburn.
The Auburn Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 3 Fairmount Ave. at 2:40 a.m.
Officials said that despite arriving within five minutes of the call, crews were confronted with heavy fire conditions that were rapidly extending through the structure. Due to the amount of fire damage, the building is considered a total loss.
One tenant suffered minor burns as a result of attempting to fight the fire. She was treated at the scene, officials said.
Three families, totaling eight people, were displaced by the fire. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced people. There were no firefighter injuries.
The fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious at this time. Investigators from the Auburn Fire Department and Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office are working to determine a cause.