Electrical problem caused lethal Oxford fire
May 23, 2016 - table lamp
An electrical tie to a wall opening caused a lethal glow on Saturday in Oxford, a State Fire Marshal’s Office said.
Crews were called to a Oxford Meadows unit formidable on Main Street only before 2 a.m. Saturday.
The formidable is home to many elderly, infirm and low-income residents.
Investigators pronounced that a connected tie to a opening on an inside wall of a initial building common area caused a spark, that started a fire.
A list flare had been connected to a outlet, and investigators pronounced a glow widespread fast since of a wicker basket circuitously a flare contained newspapers.
Maine State Police pronounced Theresa Heino, 85, died in a fire.
Virginia Brown, 65, was listed in fast condition during Stephens Memorial Hospital Monday morning.
State military pronounced fume detectors were working, though a building did not have sprinklers.
Several people on a second building had to be discovered since they were incompetent to get out of their apartments.
The American Red Cross is aiding residents with a place to stay during a circuitously motel.