Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 18 : Fall 2013 - Page 48

Old Name, New FAce By Steven Daigle Roughly a year ago on October 3, Valley Auto, the local GM auto dealership located in the heart of Fort Kent, caught fire around 9 a.m. The flames engulfed the building and by 11 a.m. the entire dealership was close to complete rubble. Seven different fire departments arrived on the scene to fight the blaze. They were able to save all nearby buildings along with no reported injuries. This was the second tragic fire of that year to occur in Fort Kent. Earlier that same year, another large blaze had been fought by the same St. John Valley fire departments at the former Nadeau’s House of Furniture store. “We are going to take this one day at a time,” Carl Theriault, Valley Auto owner, said to the Bangor Daily News the morning of the fire. “We just ha