Duplex Fire in Baileyville

This duplex on Main Street in Baileyville was extensively damaged by fire, smoke and water last Thursday. Formerly owned by Audrey Moreside and occupied by her daughter Donna Moreside Dereszeuski, the building will need a lot of work before it is liveable again. Baileyville Volunteer Fire Chief John McPhee said they were unsure of what caused the fire but they were able to contain it to the bathroom. However, damage was extensive. Baileyville Fire Department was assisted by fire fighters from Baring and Alexander. Down East Ambulance responded. No injuries were reported, though Dereszeuski’s dog died in the fire. (Photo by Gwen Clark).