WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — Maine fire officials say a man died in an apartment house fire in Windham but his fiancee managed to escape.


Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department said firefighters discovered and removed 25-year-old Parker Blanchart from his third-floor bedroom but were unable to revive him. He said Blanchart's fiancee, 25-year-old Annette Kowalik, suffered smoke inhalation but managed to get out. McCausland said she's expected to survive.

A passerby reported the fire at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

McCausland said the fire appears to be accidental but he said the Maine Fire Marshal's Office has more work to do before the investigation is completed.

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