May 25, 2018
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Officials in Presque Isle investigating house fire

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Officials from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Presque Isle Police Department are looking into a fire that destroyed a home Thursday afternoon on Easton Road.

They also are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man with self-inflicted wounds who was found in a vehicle outside the burning home, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Friday. McCausland said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, resided in the home at 98 Easton Road.

The public safety spokesman said he did not know how the injuries were inflicted, but that they were serious enough for the man to be transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. No further information was available about the man’s medical condition Friday.

McCausland said investigators with the fire marshal’s office were at the fire scene on Friday, but he did not know whether they had determined a cause.

According to a news release issued Thursday night by the Presque Isle Police Department, firefighters were called to 98 Easton Road about 1 p.m. that day for a report of a structure fire. When fire crews arrived, the house was in flames.

Presque Isle firefighters were assisted by crews from Easton, Fort Fairfield and Caribou.

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