Fires, forensics and Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted Jan. 21, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Phillipa Gilmore (center) talks with Lt. Frank Coombs about the fire in the house at 40 Main Road South in Hampden where she escaped along with her 13-year-old daughter on Monday afternoon. Listening in is neighbor Allyson Mitchell (left). A pet guinea pig was saved, but an exotic bird did not survive and a cat is still missing.
Phillipa Gilmore (center) talks with Lt. Frank Coombs about the fire in the house at 40 Main Road South in Hampden where she escaped along with her 13-year-old daughter on Monday afternoon. Listening in is neighbor Allyson Mitchell (left). A pet guinea pig was saved, but an exotic bird did not survive and a cat is still missing.
Tachia Barlow holds a charred dog sweater that belonged to one of her two dogs that were lost in a fire at her rented Dillingham Street home last Friday.
Tachia Barlow holds a charred dog sweater that belonged to one of her two dogs that were lost in a fire at her rented Dillingham Street home last Friday.
The University of Maine in collaboration with the Greater Bangor Area NAACP celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march followed by a lunch and panel discussion at the University of Maine in Orono Monday.
The University of Maine in collaboration with the Greater Bangor Area NAACP celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march followed by a lunch and panel discussion at the University of Maine in Orono Monday. Buy Photo
Joe, who would not give his last name, stands outside the 19th century Irving Street building in Portland where he lived in a second floor apartment. A Sunday night blaze gutted the structure and displaced seven residents, according to one man who lived there.
Joe, who would not give his last name, stands outside the 19th century Irving Street building in Portland where he lived in a second floor apartment. A Sunday night blaze gutted the structure and displaced seven residents, according to one man who lived there. Buy Photo
Marcella Sorg, University of Maine teacher and researcher who is forensic anthropologist for the Maine medical examiner's office, demonstrates how to use an osteometric board to measure long bone lengths in her anthropology lab at UMaine.
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Marcella Sorg, University of Maine teacher and researcher who is forensic anthropologist for the Maine medical examiner's office, demonstrates how to use an osteometric board to measure long bone lengths in her anthropology lab at UMaine. Buy Photo

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