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Northern Maine town is site of second fatal fire in 2 days

January 15, 2020 GMT

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — A woman died in a house fire in a northern Maine town for the second time in two days, police said Wednesday.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office recovered the body of Hope Phillips, 39, from the scene Wednesday morning. The fire was reported on Tuesday night.

The home in Fort Fairfield was destroyed. A man who also lived there was away from the house at the time the fire broke out, authorities said.

Fort Fairfield also was the scene of a fatal house fire on Monday. Investigators believe the victim of that fire was Dawn Findlen, 90, who lived in the home alone.