BLAINE, Maine — A couple lost all of their possessions Monday after a fire destroyed their rental home.

The fire at the Bubar Road home, which belonged to Troy Foster of Augusta, sparked just before 8:30 a.m., Darrell Wilson, chief of the Mars Hill Fire Department, said Monday.

Joe Rideout, who was one of the renters, was moving furniture into the home when he noticed that the residence was on fire, according to the chief.

Firefighters from the department arrived and found the home engulfed in flames.

“They lost everything they owned,” said Wilson. “They had no insurance, either. We were on the scene for about three hours, and there is nothing left of the place.”

The chief said he is not sure what caused the blaze, which remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross in Maine has mobilized to assist the family, according to a written statement from the organization.

A Red Cross Disaster Action Response Team member has spoken with the family to ensure they have a safe place to sleep, food and other essentials, and will stay in contact with them over the next several days.

Members of the Bridgewater Fire Department provided mutual-aid response.