Washington Fire Kills Two, Injures Another [UPDATE]
Officials say two bodies have been recovered from a house that caught fire Monday morning in Washington, and a third person recovering in the hospital.
The Maine Department of Public Safety said Monday morning that one person was killed in the fire, another person was missing and a third person had been taken to the hospital.
In an update Monday afternoon, Stephen McCausland, a spokesmen for the agency, said a second body was found in rubble that had fallen into the basement.
He said Elizabeth Rhodes, 56, who lived at the home with her husband and their adult son, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.
McCausland said two bodies had been recovered, and they were believed to be the bodies of Steven Rhodes, 53, and Isaac Rhodes, 25.
He said the younger man was pulled from inside the home by firefighters and deputies, who attempted to resuscitate him.
The fire at the home on Cattle Pound Road was reported at about 5:45 a.m.
Both bodies will be examined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, and investigators are now working to determine what started the fire.