Remains of an Unidentified Man Found Following Water Street Fire

Water Street Fire Caribou, ME
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Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 8:11 AM EST
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CARIBOU, Maine (WAGM) -

*** UPDATE *** 4:45 PM January 27,2023

A mans remains have been found at the scene of the Water Street Fire in Caribou according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.

According to the Public Information Office, while several people in the building were able to evacuate, one occupant was unaccounted for. His remains were located and recovered. Officials have not identified the man and an autopsy is being performed today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.

The fire itself and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshalls Office and the the Maine State Police.

New details regarding the two fires yesterday in Caribou that displaced several families with one occupant currently unaccounted for.

The American Red Cross says that 13 Individuals, 11 Adults and Two children have sought services following the fires which has rendered the entire 7 Water Street block in caribou a loss.

Shannon Moss, Public Information Officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety adds that the State Fire Marshall, says One occupant of the building is unaccounted for with no additional information available at this time.

Units were on scene for a total of 21 hours Wednesday, and Water Street remains shutdown and an active scene as the Fire Marshalls Office continues its investigation. The Cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time.

The second fire at 273 Sweden Street, displaced one family and no injuries have been reported. Caribou Fire Department has deemed the home a total loss and the cause of this fire is also remains undetermined.

The American red Cross closed their reception center in their caribou office yesterday evening, but encourage anyone displaced by that fire that has not connected with them to call 1-800-RED-CROS