2 women hurt in Portland house fire

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 10:02 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two people were hospitalized following a fire at a Portland home.

Fire officials say the blaze started in a first-floor apartment in the home on State Street at about 3 p.m. on Monday.

A woman who lived inside the apartment was taken to Maine Medical Center and a second woman was taken for evaluation.

No names were made public.

Fire Chief Robert Wassick tells WMTW-TV that the department is investigating the cause but it does not appear suspicious.