New Gloucester Homeowner Killed in an Explosion and Fire
A New Gloucester resident was killed in an explosion in their home.
Have Police Released the Name of the Deceased?
The deceased has been identified as Lado Lodoka, 44, of New Gloucester.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says New Gloucester Fire and Rescue were called to 1342 Intervale Road just after noon on Saturday. An initial investigation into the circumstances of the incident suggests that Lodoka was working on the home's furnace when the explosion happened. Officials say the residence was heated by an oil-fired burner. The cause of the fire and explosion is under investigation but officials say it's been ruled accidental.
Was Anyone Else Hurt?
Another family member who was in the home at the time of he fire was able to get out safely.
We'll update this story as more details become available.
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