Updated Sunday, Feb. 28:
FARMINGTON – A second victim of the fire that occurred at 160 Clover Mill Road in Farmington on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, succumbed to her injuries early on Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
According to the state’s Fire Marshal’s Office, she was identified as Tomasa Vincent, 72, of Farmington, who also lived at the residence.
William Vincent, 75, was killed in the fire. Tomasa Vincent, who managed to escape the house fire, was found by emergency responders arriving at the scene and was transported to the hospital.
Investigators believe that the fire was accidental and was the result of combustible materials being placed next to the woodstove. In a press release, the Fire Marshal’s Office stressed the importance of maintaining working fire detectors in homes.
The Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received the call on Feb. 27 and departments were dispatched to 160 Clover Mill Road. Responding departments included Farmington Fire Rescue, Farmington police, fire departments from Temple, New Sharon, Jay, Wilton, and Strong, as well as the NorthStar ambulance service.
The Fire Marshal’s Office reports the fatality as the third this week to occur in Maine, following the deaths of two children in the mid-coast area.