January 20, 2019
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Two killed, two injured in Bar Harbor house fire

Bill Trotter | BDN
Bill Trotter | BDN
Investigators from the Maine fire marshal's office are seen at the scene of a fire on Russell Farm Road in Bar Harbor on Sunday.

Two people were killed and another two injured in a Bar Harbor house fire on Sunday, according to the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fire at Russell Farm Road house was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Scott Richardson of the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office. All four of the victims are related, he said.

Two bodies were recovered from the home and are presumed to be a woman in her 80s and another male in his 50s who were not accounted for following the fire, he said.

A male in his 80s and a male in his 50s, identified only as father and son, were transported to MDI Hospital, Richardson said late Sunday afternoon. Their conditions were not known.

Officials are not releasing the names of any of the victims, but Richardson said the house was occupied by four members of the same family.

The state medical examiner is expected on Monday to confirm the victims’ identities and establish the cause of death, he said.

Investigators will return to the scene on Monday to look for the cause of the fire, Richardson said. One of the surviving victims said there were working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire, he said.

The house was burned completely down to its foundation, Richardson said.

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