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LITCHFIELD  – A massive fire destroyed the Maine Turnpike Authority facility in Litchfield Thursday night.

Millions of dollars’ worth of equipment was destroyed.

“My reaction is like most people, can’t believe it,”  Chief Operations Officer Peter Merfeld said.

One of the employees was leaving the yard around 5 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming out of the building and called 911, he said.

Inside the eight-bay storage building were five plow trucks, a loader and a new traffic control vehicle among other equipment.

All of the equipment and the building were destroyed.