Maine State Police and Maine Fire Marshall’s Office investigating a fire and two deaths at a home in Limington

House on Harscrabble Road in LimingtonFrom the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at approximately 5:13am a man was driving down Hardscrabble Rd in Limington when he noticed a fire at a home at 259 Hardscrabble Road.

A retired firefighter, he called 911 and then tried to make entry into the house but he was not able to. The Limington, Standish and Hollis Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. When firefighters made entry into the home they discovered the deceased bodies of an adult male and female.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit South were called in to investigate. 

The York County Sheriff’s Office is assisting.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Chief Office of the Medical Examiner.

Hardscrabble Road is shut down and is expected to be for most of the day while investigators and evidence response technicians investigate the scene.


State Police say a Clinton man was injured this morning when his pickup went off the Interstate in Fairfield, slammed into guard rails and caught fire, just after 8 AM.  24 year old Devin Douglass suffered a broken leg and was pulled out of the truck by a passerby. Motorists reported Douglass was driving erratically in the northbound lanes just before the crash. The 2002 Ford pickup took out several guardrail posts before coming to rest in the median.  The truck later burst into flames forcing troopers to shut down both north and southbound lanes for a time as firefighters extinguished the blaze.  Douglass was taken to a Waterville hospital and troopers continue to investigate the crash and what led up to it.

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