WINN, Maine — The body of the woman found in the debris of a Phillips Road house fire has been identified as SAD 30 school board member Lisa Fogg, an official said Thursday.
A spokesman for the Maine state medical examiner’s office said Fogg’s identity had been confirmed but that the cause and manner of Fogg’s death is pending further study.
Fogg was announced as missing as a result of the fire that destroyed the log cabin-style home at 391 Phillips Road early Tuesday. She and her husband, Robert Fogg, had lived there for three or four years, neighbors said.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.
The Fogg home was almost entirely destroyed before the firefighters arrived on Phillips Road shortly after receiving the alarm at about 7:30 a.m. The roof was starting to collapse and within five minutes, the first floor fell into the basement, interim Mattawamkeag Fire Chief Michael Coombs has said.
Then firefighters “got word that there might be somebody still inside the residence,” Coombs said.
Robert Fogg had already left for work, McCausland has said. Neighbors said Fogg owns a construction company that works largely at pouring concrete slabs and clearing camp land. He also works for H.C. Haynes, a landowner and forest products industry wood supplier.
An educator who worked with special-needs children, Lisa Fogg had been a member of the SAD 30 school board for the last 10-12 years, said SAD 30 Superintendent Barry McLaughlin, who first heard of the fire from another board member on Tuesday morning.
The investigation of the fire’s cause continues. Investigators from the Maine state fire marshal’s office were at the house Monday and Tuesday and might be revisiting it Wednesday, McCausland said.