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1 dead, 4 hurt after fire destroys home in Camden

February 25, 2021 GMT

One person was found dead following a fire that swept through a home in Camden and four others went to hospitals, officials said Thursday.

Fire Chief Chris Farley said the house was engulfed in flames and several occupants were outside when firefighters arrived early Thursday.

One body was recovered from the rubble hours after the fire was doused. The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, officials said.

WMTW-TV reported that a neighbor was awakened to the sound of screams and saw a man with burn injuries. One victim was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland; the other three were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, officials said. No identities were released.

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Heavy equipment was brought in to assist the state fire marshal’s office in the investigation.