PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says a sixth person has died from injuries suffered during a weekend Portland house fire, making it the deadliest blaze in Maine in 40 years.
The Massachusetts General Hospital spokeswoman says 29-year-old Steven Summers of Rockland died Tuesday afternoon. He was severely burned during the Saturday morning fire.
The blaze also killed Portland residents David Bragdon Jr., Ashley Thomas and Christopher Conlee, and Maelisha Jackson of Topsham. The medical examiner is still trying to confirm the identity of another victim and did not return a phone call Tuesday. Authorities say all victims were in their 20s.
Police say the fire is the deadliest since seven people died in an Eagle Lake house fire in 1974.
Fire marshals are still investigating the Portland fire at a two-apartment house.