Bar Harbor Fire Victims Identified
Officials have released the names of the victims of a fire in Bar Harbor that killed two family members and injured two others.
The State Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed that the people killed in the fire were 79-year-old Earlene Harding and her 57-year-old son, Leroy Harding. Two family members managed to escape the fire, Percy Harding, who's in his 80's, and his son Raymond, who's in his 50's. Percy remains in the hospital while Raymond has been released.
The fire on the Russell Farm Road was reported at around 8:00 Sunday morning, when Percy Harding called 911. He said his wife and son were still inside the house, while a second son had jumped from a second story window to escape the flames.
Fire investigators say the cause of the fire will be undetermined because of the extent of the damage. The farmhouse burned to the foundation.