3 children, man killed in fire at Maine home

Children's ages ranged 4 to 8 years old

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) -- Authorities say three children and a man died in a house fire in Maine.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says the mother of the children who died in the fire Saturday morning escaped the blaze and was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A fire official tells the Bangor Daily News that the man who died is believed to be in his 30s, and the children ranged from 4 to 8 years old. The identities of the victims have not been released.

McCausland says the home is in a rural part of Orrington. That's a town of about 3,900 residents that serves as a bedroom community to Bangor.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating.

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