4 dead, 1 injured, more missing in Maine fire

Nov 1, 2014 1:16 PM by News Staff

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Authorities in Maine have updated the death toll to four in a fire that swept through a two-apartment building that housed students from the University of Southern Maine.

State fire marshals' spokesman Steve McCausland says one person is in critical condition in the burn unit of a Boston hospital. He suffered severe burns and jumped from a second-story window.

Fire marshals are still trying to account for three or four others who were at a Halloween party at the house Friday night. It's not known if those missing stayed over or left during the night.

The fire was reported Saturday at 7:17 a.m.

McCausland says it's not known if the victims of the fire were students or guests of those who were renting the two apartments.

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