Waterville man saves children during fire

10 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY A FIRE IN WATERVILLE — AND THE RED CROSS IS NOW HELPING THEM OUT. IT TOOK 40 FIREFIGHERS TO GET THE FIRE OUT THIS AFTERNOON ON MORRILL AVENUE. OFFICIALS SAY PEOPLE WERE HOME AT TWO OF THE THREE APARTMENTS WHEN THE FLAMES FIRST STARTED. BUT EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT SAFELY. TODAY WAS EXTREMELY WIND AND IT CONTRIBUTED TO A VERY DIFFICULT EXTINGUISHMENT OF THE FIRE BEHIND US. FIREFIGHTERS SAY SEVERAL CATS DIED IN THE FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE WAS FIRST NOTICED ON T

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Waterville man saves children during fire

10 people without a place to stay

Ten people are without a home in Waterville after a fire at a Morrill Avenue apartment building.Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aaron Brunelle, a tenant in a downstairs apartment, saw the fire and ran upstairs to warn the other tenants. In a third floor apartment he found three children and a dog alone. Brunelle got them down the hall where they were met by firefighters.No one was injured, but some cats were killed.Fire Chief Shawn Esler says he will recommend Aaron Brunelle be recognized by the city and the fire department for his heroics in saving the children.It is believed the fire started outside the building but the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Ten people are without a home in Waterville after a fire at a Morrill Avenue apartment building.

Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aaron Brunelle, a tenant in a downstairs apartment, saw the fire and ran upstairs to warn the other tenants. In a third floor apartment he found three children and a dog alone. Brunelle got them down the hall where they were met by firefighters.

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No one was injured, but some cats were killed.

Fire Chief Shawn Esler says he will recommend Aaron Brunelle be recognized by the city and the fire department for his heroics in saving the children.

It is believed the fire started outside the building but the cause of the fire is under investigation.