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Deadliest year for fires in Maine since 2014

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 3:37 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - 2021 is the deadliest year for fires in Maine in seven years.

After three people died in the fire in Bangor Sunday, there have now been 27 deaths in 23 fires this year.

The State Fire Marshal’s office says there were 25 fire fatalities in 2014.

22 people passed away in fires in 2018.

Authorities tell TV5 the blaze at the vacant residence on Union Street in Bangor is the deadliest fire in Maine since 2016.

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