UPDATE: The deceased in a St. George Fire, March 27, has been identified as 62-year-old is Andrew Bowser. The investigation determined that Bowser was responsible for causing the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An adult male perished in a fire early this morning, March 27, on Clark Island Road in St. George. The deceased lived alone at the residence.

From Maine Department of Public Safety:

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at approximately 7:46 am the St. George Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 272 Clark Island Road in St. George. While extinguishing the fire, they located a deceased adult male. Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office were contacted and responded to the scene to begin an investigation. They determined that the deceased lived alone at the residence which was a rental property. The deceased will be transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy will be performed. The identification of the deceased will not be released until next of kin has been notified. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This is the second fire fatality of 2024. The South Thomaston, Thomaston, Owls Head, Cushing, and Warren Fire Departments assisted on scene as did the St. George and South Thomaston Rescue and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

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