A truck caught fire after it exploded near the Blaine House on Thursday. An investigation is underway, although officials don't currently believe it was a targeted attack. Credit: Courtesy of Maine Department of Public Safety

No injuries were reported on Thursday afternoon after an explosion went off in a truck parked near the Blaine House.

The explosion in a truck parked on Chamberlain Street was reported at around 2:30 p.m., according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Witnesses saw smoke coming from the bed of a black 2015 Chevrolet Silverado that had been legally parked in the area near the back entrance to the Blaine House since around 7:30 a.m.

The witnesses saw smoke coming from the vehicle before the explosion occurred, Moss said. The truck was completely destroyed by a fire that overtook the vehicle after the explosion.

Officials were able to douse the fire by around 3 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

Although officials do not believe it was a targeted attack, an investigation is underway.

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.