More information has become available on a couple of fires over the weekend in Maine.
An Atkinson man was severely burned Saturday night when his house caught fire at 405 Maple Road in Atkinson. 50 year old James Wellington is being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland where he was flown to by Lifeflight helicopter. Fire Marshals say the house and an adjacent camper were flattened in the fire, which was reported just after 10pm. Investigators say the fire is not suspicious, but because of the extensive damage, the cause cannot be determined. A man living in the camper, 64 year old Craig Young, escaped the fire uninjured.
And the Maine state fire marshal's office says one person is dead and another is hospitalized after a fire at a senior housing complex in Oxford.State police identified the deceased as 85-year-old Theresa Heino. They said 65-year-old Virginia Brown was in critical condition. Another dozen residents were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of the early morning blaze. Fire Investigators, working with a state electrical inspector, determined that a wire connected to the outlet on an inside wall of the first floor common area, caused a spark which started the fire. A table lamp had been connected to the outlet and investigators say the fire spread quickly because of a wicker basket near the lamp contained newspapers. The fire has been ruled accidental.