2 dead in Maine house fire

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Two people have died in an early morning house fire in the Maine town of Orrington.

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.

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.

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.