2 Dead in House Fire in Orrington, Maine

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the rubble; 3 other people escaped the fire

Two people have died in an early morning house fire in the Maine town of Orrington.

The fire marshal's office says one of the victims was 55-year-old Shelly Lynn Murphy. Relatives of the other victim, a middle aged man, are being notified of his death.

The fire marshal's office says three other people 57-year-old Richard Murphy, who was Shelly Lynn Murphy's brother, 34-year-old Douglas Davis and 52-year-old Tanya Clapp escaped the fire that was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Authorities say the bodies of a man and woman were found in the rubble. They will be transported to the state medical examiner's office in Augusta.

Officials say the fire appears to have started in a first floor bedroom and spread quickly, destroying the home.

The Maine Department of Public Safety says the three survivors suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

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