Fire leaves five dead

Maine fatal fire

PORTLAND, Maine (NECN) As darkness fell Saturday, fire investigators in Portland, Maine, surrounded the blackened and charred apartment home right near the University of Southern Maine.

Five people are now dead, two others injured, one critically burned, after an overnight Halloween party at the home.

The blaze was the deadliest in Portland in more than 50 years.

“This house within 10 minutes was engulfed in flames,” said one eyewitness.

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