Fire and rescue crews went to the home of Terry Cady off Frechette Street just before midnight when flames were seen shooting from the front of the house.
"I came out here and I could see flames coming out the windows," said Jessica Doane, who lives at the corner of Parker and Frechette streets. "It's scary. I don't know who lives there, but I hope everybody's OK."
Firefighters were also contending with power lines that fell to the street early in their efforts, police said.
Parker Street runs from Frechette Street and loops back to South Avenue. Police blocked a section of South Avenue to traffic as the firefighting effort continued Thursday morning.
Lewiston firefighters battle a fire on Parker Street in Lewiston early Thursday morning in Lewiston.
- Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal