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Sixth Person Dead After Maine Fire

Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Summers of Rockland, Maine, died at Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering from severe burns in a Portland fire that killed five others.



    Sixth Person Dead After Maine Fire

    A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital said a sixth person has died from injuries suffered during a weekend Portland house fire, making it the deadliest blaze in Maine in 40 years.

    The spokeswoman said 29-year-old Steven Summers of Rockland, Maine, died Tuesday afternoon. He suffered severe burns during the fire on Noyes Street in Portland on Saturday morning.

    The fire also killed Portland residents David Bragdon Jr., Ashley Thomas, and Christopher Conlee, and Maelisha Jackson of Topsham.

    The medical examiner is still working to confirm the identity of another victim and did not return a phone call Tuesday. Authorities say all of the victims are in their 20s.

    Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze, which gutted a two-apartment house near University of Southern Maine. Authorities say the fire happened the morning after a Halloween party.

    Police say the fire is the deadliest since seven people died in an Eagle Lake house fire in 1974.

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