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Apartment Building Where 6 Died in Fire Demolished

Nov. 1 blaze ruled an accident caused by improper disposal of smoking materials

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    Apartment Building Where 6 Died in Fire Demolished
    Marnie MacLean

    The owner of a Portland, Maine, apartment building where six people died in the worst fire in the state in 40 years is tearing the house down.

    City officials say Gary Nisbet applied for a permit to demolish the Noyes Street home and a contractor was doing the work on Friday. A letter sent to neighbors says the demolition will be finished in two to four days.

    The Nov. 1 fire was ruled an accident caused by improper disposal of smoking materials.

    The fire killed residents Nicole Finlay, David Bragdon Jr., Ashley Thomas and Christopher Conlee; Topsham resident Maelisha Jackson; and Rockland resident Steven Summers. Several others escaped.

    The district attorney's office is expected to consider whether the building met all regulations.

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