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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

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    2 Dead in Maine House Fire

    The fire marshal's office says three other people, two men and a woman, escaped the fire that was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019)

    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.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    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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