The fire caused significant damage to the former home of Cordelia J. Stanwood, after whom the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary is named, Ellsworth fire Chief Richard Tupper said Monday.
"The front half of the building sustained a lot of heat and smoke damage," Tupper
Investigators with the state fire marshal's lffice were at the scene Monday morning, he
The building had been closed as it is each winter by sanctuary staff, Tupper
said, and was unoccupied.
was not sure whether the building, which was restored in the 1950s, is insured.
said the narrow, one-way section of Route 3 that passes the property was shut down for about three hours while firefighters were at the property.
said through traffic between Ellsworth
and Mount Desert Island was re-routed to Short Street, Downeast Highway and Myrick Street.