AUGUSTA, Maine — One person was killed but nine others escaped with their lives when fire swept through an Augusta apartment building.
Spokesman Stephen McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department said the fire in the seven-unit downtown building broke out between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday. McCausland said at least 10 people were occupying the building at the time, and all but one got out alive.
Officials did not immediately have the victim’s name and did not know the cause of the fire. The state Fire Marshal’s office and city authorities are investigating.