• Family safe after vehicle crashes into their Brewer home
    on June 12, 2024 at 7:00 am

    VIDEO: A Maine man says he and his family are lucky to be okay after a vehicle crashed into their home in Brewer. According to witnesses, what appeared to be a Jeep Cherokee drove off the road and crashed into a home on Eastern Avenue. Corey […]

  • Firefighters gift toy car to child after it was destroyed in Levant fire
    on June 12, 2024 at 2:00 am

    VIDEO: After a couple in Levant lost their garage in a fire over the weekend, local firefighters quickly stepped up to replace a very special toy for their two year old son, that was destroyed by the flames. On Sunday morning, the Cyr family […]

  • Fire destroys Millinocket garage, damages nearby houses
    on June 11, 2024 at 7:00 am

    PHOTO: 35 firefighters from seven communities spent more than six hours on Friday battling a garage fire in Millinocket that spread to nearby homes. Crews responded to the fire on Medway Road just after 9 a.m. to find a garage to be fully involved, […]

  • With only one skills test left, 16 firefighter students training in St. George will soon assist in emergency response
    on June 9, 2024 at 7:49 pm

    PHOTOS: The day’s introduction came with safety directives: If you feel ill or faint…if there is a mass evacuation…(immediately seek out the Waldoboro EMT on duty; muster next to the gear shed). On the side, a half dozen bottles of insect […]

  • Levant Fire and Rescue Department dishes out special rewards to local students
    on June 7, 2024 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks to the local fire department, a group of hard-working students in Levant got to ride to school in style. All year, fourth graders at Levant Elementary have participated in the fire prevention education program taught by the Levant Fire and […]

  • Driver dies after car ends up inside home in Norway
    on June 7, 2024 at 7:00 am

    PHOTOS: A driver is dead and his passenger is in the hospital after a car ended up inside a home in Norway. Firefighters in Norway say the crash happened on Waterford Road just before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Officials believe the driver had some […]

  • Garage fire in Newburgh sparked by lightning
    on June 7, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Wednesday evening’s stormy weather is being blamed for a garage fire in Newburgh. Firefighters were called to Flinn Road around 6:30 p.m. There they found a lightning strike had ignited a fire in the garage of the residence. Nearly a dozen […]

  • Update: New details released about Topsham monster truck crash, no criminal charges
    on June 6, 2024 at 9:53 pm

    News 8 Investigates has received the report from Topsham police detailing the monster truck crash at the Topsham Fairgrounds on Saturday. The report concludes there will be no criminal charges pursued as a result of the crash. The report filed by […]

  • Portland first responders are using a new device to transport newborns and mothers to the hospital
    on June 6, 2024 at 7:00 am

    VIDEO: A new device is being implemented in fire departments across the state of Maine, keeping the first few moments of birth special for newborns and their mothers. First responders of the Portland Fire Department first noticed a dilemma after […]

  • Fire causes significant damage to Topsham home
    on June 6, 2024 at 12:36 am

    Fire caused significant damage to a home in Topsham Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 6 Carons Corner Road, also known as Route 201, at about 3:45 p.m. When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the home and raced inside. Crews […]

  • Augusta Fire Department’s ‘peer support team’ helps members’ mental health
    on June 5, 2024 at 7:00 am

    First responders often encounter traumatizing situations while on the job, so the Augusta Fire Department has implemented a program to support the mental health of its members. The Peer Support Team was created by Augusta Fire Chief Dave Groder in […]

  • Fire devastates Edgecomb home
    on June 4, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    An evening fire in Edgecomb heavily damaged a home on Abenaki Road June 3. Firefighters reported no family injuries, but said the home may be a total loss even though much of the damage is on the inside. “Realistically, it was a good save by the […]

  • VIDEO: Monster truck soars too high, causing injuries and panic at event in Topsham
    on June 4, 2024 at 7:37 am

    Mike Hersom's three-year-old son is a big fan of monster trucks. Typically, when they get the chance to go see the real thing in person, he jumps at it. That's precisely what Hersom did this past weekend when he bought tickets to the Renegade […]

  • Fire at Auburn apartment building displaces nearly two-dozen residents
    on June 4, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Nearly two dozen people in Auburn have been displaced after a fire at an apartment building on Monday. Auburn and Lewiston Fire Departments responded to a structure fire located at 271 Court St. Monday afternoon with initial reports of a person […]

  • Tractor-trailer collides with train in Stockton Springs
    on June 4, 2024 at 7:00 am

    VIDEO: The driver of a semi-truck has been brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment following a crash Monday afternoon in Stockton Springs. Emergency officials were called to the scene after the tractor-trailer collided with a train […]