Two adults were found dead Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a Hardscrabble Road home in Limington. Credit: CBS 13

A man was arrested Thursday after two people were found dead in a Limington home.

Matthew Cote, 21, has been charged with two counts of murder, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police do not know whether Cote was related to the victims, however, Moss said they are confident that he lived in the home. 

A retired firefighter was passing the Hardscrabble Road home about 5:13 a.m. when he spotted a fire there and unsuccessfully attempted to get inside the building, according to Moss.

Firefighters from Limington, Standish and Hollis responded to the scene, and when they entered the home, they discovered the bodies of an adult man and woman, Moss said Thursday.

The fire was extinguished about 7 a.m.

The Maine State Police and fire marshal’s office are investigating the deaths, and autopsies are scheduled for Friday.

No additional information was available.