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MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT					Reporter of Decisions
Decision:	1999 ME 55
Docket:	Was-98-318
Argued:	December 1, 1998
Decided:	April 13, 1999

Panel:WATHEN, C.J., and CLIFFORD, DANA, SAUFLEY, ALEXANDER, and CALKINS, JJ.




EVELYN SMITH et al. v. TOWN OF JONESBORO


PER CURIAM

	Evelyn Smith appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court
(Washington County, Marden, J.) granting the Town of Jonesboro's motion
for a judgment as a matter of law because the Smiths failed to present
expert testimony on whether the Town's volunteer fire department
breached its duty of care when attempting to suppress a fire in the Smiths'
house and whether that breach proximately caused the destruction of the
Smiths' house.  Because the Court is evenly divided, we affirm the judgment.
	The entry is:
			Judgment affirmed.


Attorney for plaintiffs: William B. Devoe, Esq., (orally) Eaton, Peabody, Bradford & Veague, P.A. P O Box 1210 Banghor, ME 04402-1210 Attorney for defendant: Brett D. Baber, Esq., (orally) Rudman & Winchell, LLC P O Box 1401 Bangor, ME 04402-1401