The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fire and explosion that claimed the life of a Stonington man.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the initial call came in just before 9:00 Sunday morning, of a fire at a Stonington residence that was reported to have started with a loud explosion. Crews responded to the house at 160 Fifield Road and called in the State Fire Marshal's Office to investigate. One person was found in the fire and the remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.

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Officials say the deceased is believed to be David Crutcher, 71, who lived alone at the residence.

The cause of the explosion and fire is still under investigation.

Members of the Stonington, Deer Isle, Orland, Brooklin, and Sedgwick Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The house is a total loss.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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