Huge blaze damages building at Houlton airport

by | Sep 20, 2023

The structure houses multiple businesses

A huge blaze Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Old Houlton International Building at the airport lit up the night sky near the Canada-U.S. border.

Classic Country 94.7 Kixx FM reports the building, owned by Travis Coker, is home to several businesses, including HSC Auctions, Tiny Homes of Maine LLC, Murdock’s Reefer Madness and Family Roots Medical Marijuana.

The station reports the building was heavily damaged, but pieces of it are still standing Wednesday morning.

Houlton Fire Chief Milton Cone told Kixx FM staff that the fire marshal’s office was called to help determine the cause.

Cone said the Houlton Fire Department battled the blaze with 29 firefighters and five pieces of equipment.

Residents living between Woodstock and the Houlton border contacted the River Valley Sun, reporting seeing the blaze from their homes several kilometres away.

— Information and photo courtesy of Classic Country 94,7 Kixx FM

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