A man jumped from a second-floor window to save himself from a fire that destroyed his Bar Harbor home Sunday morning and killed two family members.
Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, released new details Monday about the fire at 99 Russell Farm Road.
McCausland said in a statement that a man in his 80s escaped the fire, contacted the 911 dispatcher, and told the dispatcher that his son jumped out of the window to escape the flames. McCausland said the men were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He did not specify which hospital treated the father.
The bodies of “the other occupants were found in the residence, which had burnt into the foundation,” McCausland said.
Their remains were still being examined Monday by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The names of all four members of the household were being withheld pending positive identification of the people who died.
Sgt. Scott Richardson, an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said Monday the cause of the fire, which was reported at 8:17 a.m. Sunday, remains under investigation.
The father’s wife and their other son are presumed to have died in the fire, officials told the Mount Desert Islander, a local newspaper.