Two Brothers Killed in Orono House Fire
Two bodies were found at the site of a house fire early Sunday morning in Orono.The State Fire Marshal’s office said the victims are 49-year-old Cris Davis of Milford and his 47-year-old brother, Randy Davis.The Fire Marshal found one body on the second floor and the other was in the living room on the first floor. They believe the 47-year-old owns the home.Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said the fire was discovered around 3 a.m. and destroyed the home on Hillside Road. Investigators believe the two brothers and a friend were out drinking Saturday night and were driven home by a taxi.Initially investigators were searching for another man who was unaccounted for, but he was found at his apartment mid-Sunday morning.The Orono Fire Department says they had the fire out in about 45 minutes upon arrival. Orono Fire Lt. Scott Luciano said “It had to do with the fire and how it was noticed. It was noticed by the Orono Police Department. So we’re not really sure how long it had ben building before it was noticed.”State Fire Marshal Joe Thomas said “With in 6 weeks we’ve had 6 fatalities in this state and a big indication is they didn’t have working smoke detectors. Now that’s 6 people accounted for in relationship to some detectors in their homes. People have got to pay attention to this word they we’re talking about. For the value of the some detectors and their ability to get out of these buildings when they have a problem or a fire.” This was the second deadly fire in greater Bangor area in the past two months where smoke detectors were a factor, but the fire marshal’s office will continue to investigate the blaze.The bodies will be examined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday.