Greenville man dies in house fire

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GREENVILLE — A Greenville man died early on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 15 when a fire swept through a two-unit apartment building on Washington Street, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Stephen Richards, 19, was found dead in the rubble of the house during the early afternoon. Three people who were living in the other apartment at 56 Washington Street made it out of the building safely, McCausland said.

Excavators were brought in to help find Richards’ body, McCausland said. He said the building was leveled.

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were at the scene Oct. 15. They said that the cause of the fire will be difficult to pinpoint because of the extensive damage.

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