June 20, 2018
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Two kids jump from second story to escape fatal fire in Livermore Falls

John Clarke Russ | BDN
John Clarke Russ | BDN
A fire in Livermore Falls left one person dead and a child hospitalized after jumping from a second story to escape the flames, authorities said.
By Christopher Burns, BDN Staff

One person died in a fire that engulfed a Livermore Falls home Tuesday, and a child was hospitalized after jumping from a second-story window to escape the flames, authorities said.

The fire broke out shortly after 7 p.m. and engulfed the single-family home on Main Street, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said late Tuesday night.

Two children living in the home escaped the flames by jumping from the home’s second story, McCausland said. A responding police officer caught the boys, ages 11 and 14, as they jumped from the window, according Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME.

One child — the 11-year-old, according to WGME — was injured and hospitalized after the fall, McCausland said. The nature of the boy’s injuries wasn’t immediately clear.

The boy is expected to be OK, the TV station reported.

McCausland said one person, who was not identified, died in the fire.

He said the Maine fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. He added that more details will be revealed Wednesday morning.

BDN writer Callie Ferguson contributed to this report.

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