Comments for: In Maine homes, law doesn’t require functional smoke detectors

Posted Nov. 13, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 13, 2012, at 8:46 p.m.

Smoke detectors inside the Orrington home destroyed by a fatal fire Saturday were useless during the early morning blaze, according to Maine State Fire Marshal Joseph Thomas. Thomas said investigators found that no smoke detector in the house had batteries. Despite the negligence implicit in not maintaining functional smoke detectors, …

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