Five people were home Tuesday night when a Palmyra house was destroyed by fire.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the fire on Meadow Lane was called in at approximately 7:51 Tuesday night. Crews responded and learned that five people had been in the house when the fire broke out. All of them were able to escape on their own, but two suffered burn injuries with one injured seriously enough that they were hospitalized. The house was totally destroyed by flames that created a glow visible from a mile away.

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Palmyra firefighters were aided by crews from Hartland, St. Albans, Canaan, Corinna, Detroit, Newport, and Dexter.

Now, members of the Palmyra Fire Department, Maine State Police, and Somerset County Sheriff's Office are working with investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office to determine how the fire started.

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

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