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UPDATED 10:51 A.M.: HERMON — The State Fire Marshal’s Office reports firefighthers found the body of a 9-year-old boy in a burning mobile home Tuesday .

Wyatt Parker,9, of Levant died in the fire. He was spending the night with his two cousins.

Ashlyn Parker, 10, who was rescued from her bedroom by firefighters, is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center. A third child, John Parker, 8, was able to escape the burning home and flagged down motorists to help about 7:15 a.m.

The mobile home at 292 Wing Road was occupied by John Parker, Wyatt’s uncle, and Lasey Reidy, who left the children alone after they got up to do some errands. Ashlyn and John are the children of the two adults.

The two parents returned to the mobile home as firefighters were arriving. A team of five Fire Marshal investigators is trying to pinpoint the cause. They believe the fire started in the kitchen.

By the Bangor Daily News


UPDATED 10:43 A.M.: HERMON — Two children were rescued from a burning Hermon trailer on Tuesday morning, according to officials.

The children, whose names and ages were not disclosed, were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment, according to Hermon Assistant Fire Chief Eric Pelletier.

The fire at the Wing Road residence was reported by a passer-by shortly after 7 a.m., according to Pelletier.

Heavy smoke was billowing from the trailer when crews arrived, and crews were able to quickly rescue the children, Pelletier said.

The assistant chief added it was unclear who else was home at the time of the fire.

Crews had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes after getting the children out of the trailer, Pelletier said.

A cause has not been determined and the state fire marshal’s office and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating throughout the day, Pelletier said.

Firefighters from Hermon, Levant, Carmel, Glenburn, Bangor, Hampden and a tanker truck from the Air National Guard responded

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