Fire officials: Man’s body discovered inside burnt home
UPTON, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a 79-year-old man’s body was discovered in his Maine home over the weekend following a fire.
Upton authorities say Norman Mercier died after a wood stove and his living room went up in flames. The state Fire Marshal’s Office says heavy smoke went throughout the home and the fire extinguished itself because of a lack of oxygen.
Friends became concerned after not seeing Mercier in a few days and called the police.
The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office found Mercier’s body in his living room.