One Dead in Presque Isle Fire

Updated 1 year ago

One person is dead after a fire in Presque Isle early Sunday morning.The Presque Isle Fire Department received a call around 5:30am to a mobile home on Tompkins Road.State Police Spokesmen Steve McCausland said the body of a young man was found in a bedroom of the home.Investigators believe the victim is 36-year-old Shawn Whitington.Whitington lived with his girlfriend and their 4-year-old daughter, they were not home at the time of the blaze.Authorities say Whitington’s girlfriend discovered the fire when she returned home with friends. She reportedly tried going inside the house but the flames and smoke were too thick.The Fire Marshal’s office is trying to determine a cause.


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