Fire Investigators: Careless Disposal of Smoking Materials Likely Caused Deadly Fire

Updated 1 year ago

State fire investigators say careless disposal of smoking materials is likely what sparked a deadly mobile home fire Sunday in Presque Isle. A man’s body was found in the bedroom of the home on Tompkins Road. Police believe the body is Shawn Whitington, 36. The medical examiner has determined he died from smoke inhalation. Investigators say they did not find any working smoke detectors in the home.


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