SKOWHEGAN– Authorities are remaining to check out a Friday early morning fire that took the life of a Skowhegan male inside his very own apartment.Steve McCausland
, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Security, stated Douglas Barrett, 48, was noticable dead at the scene of the fire at 33 Milburn St. in Skowhegan. Staffs from as far away as Waterville and also Hartland were sent off to the blaze around 1:40 a.m. Friday.
Someone put a bunch of roses on a
automobile inside the yellow police tape on Milburn Street in Skowhegan, where Douglas Barrett, 48, passed away in a fire Friday morning. Staff photo by Doug Harlow Barrett’s body was located in the kitchen area of one system in the duplex.Barrett’s apartment was damaged in the fire, and also there was smoke and also water damages to the second house in the building. Nobody else was wounded in the fire. Barrett resided in the apartment with a longtime girlfriend, that detectives said was remaining somewhere else Thursday night.Meanwhile, somebody checked out the fire scene and put a bunch of red roses on an auto that was still parked inside the yellow cops tape that cordoned off the area. No one was around the residence today to respond to inquiries on how the flowers arrived or that might have brought them.State fire marshal’s office representatives asked state police investigatives to aid them in the investigation, but the fire is not considered suspicious.”Fire marshals have a lot more interviews as well as investigation to do prior to they near a conclusion,”McCausland said in an email Tuesday morning.Barrett’s body was taken to the state medical supervisor’s workplace in Augusta for an autopsy. Postmortem examination results were not readily available Tuesday.Sgt.
Joel Davis, of the state fire marshal’s workplace, stated Friday morning at the scene that investigators had yet to identify just how the fire started, however that one side of the duplex was a total loss, while the other side had not been shed as badly.State fire marshal’s detectives were joined by members of the state authorities major crimes unit and the evidence reaction group, also
as regional police as well as firefighters, to examine the fire as well as Barrett’s fatality. The state cops Significant Criminal activities Device is accountable for major investigations consisting of murders, dubious deaths and child misuse cases.Heather Dozier, who lives simply down the road at 48 Milburn, stated Friday that she recognized the male who died in the fire as somebody that was a wonderful individual but maintained to himself.
“I knew him rather well. He was a hero, “Dozier claimed.” I ‘d constantly see him increasing and also down the road. He’s talked to me prior to regarding just how he’s a proprietor and also all the work that is included with it. To me, he kind of maintained to himself. He ‘d claim ‘hi.’He appeared like a decent individual.