YARMOUTH, Maine — A home on the North Wood Road received about $100,000 in damage after a fire Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

Yarmouth firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 5 p.m. after a neighbor spotted smoke, according to Fire Chief Mike Robitaille.

Robitaille said the homeowners had just bought the house that day and had left about 45 minutes before the fire broke out on the rear porch.

The chief said it spread up a wall from the vinyl siding and into an attic space, but Yarmouth and Cumberland crews were able to knock it down quickly.

No injuries were reported, and careless disposal of smoking materials was determined to be the cause, Robitaille said.

The chief added the home was insured and is repairable. North Yarmouth and Freeport firefighters covered Yarmouth’s station.

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