A fire reported around 5 a.m. Monday on Hall Road in Woolwich was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived, and the large house — formerly historic Sebenoa Hall — was ultimately a total loss.
The house, now owned by John T. Walker, “is pretty well destroyed,” Deputy Chief Christopher Cummings of the Bath Fire Department said.
An automatic first alarm drew firefighters from Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg and Wiscasset in addition to Woolwich, and crews fought the blaze for several hours, contending with a short, narrow road on which to navigate trucks.
The fire appeared to have been burning for some time before it was reported, he said.
Brunswick’s tower ladder was brought in to help get closer to the flames, Cummings said.
A garage and car at a neighbor’s home were burned, but the house was saved.
No injuries were reported.
The state fire marshall arrived at the scene at about 8 a.m.
Sebenoa Hall, next to the People’s Ferry Company, arranged special trips to Bath so Bath residents could attend the fairs, suppers, dances and special events held in the hall, according to the Woolwich Historical Society. The building was sold to a private party in about 1947, according to the historical society.
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