Brownington Fire Demolishes Building

Fire men, Pete McCoy (white shirt) and a friend survey the remains of his garage.Firemen from Orleans and Irasburg responded to the garage fire.There's not much left for McCoy to salvage in the remains of his garage.

A fire at Pete McCoy's garage in Brownington completely destroyed the building. McCoy was draining a gas tank when the gasoline ran down his arm and caught on fire. McCoy ran out of the building, stopped, dropped and rolled. He was able to suppress the fire on his arm but had to call the Orleans Fire Department to try and save the building. Fire Chief E.J. Rowell said McCoy was preparing a vehicle for salvage when the incident occurred. The cause is not considered suspicious. Read more in the Newport Daily Express.