Danger in Returning to a Home After a Fire

BANGOR - One local man was seriously injured recently...when he returned to his home just days after it was destroyed by a fire...showing how dangerous these situations can be.
A blaze destroyed a home in LaGrange.  But when the homeowner returned in an effort to salvage some of his belongings, he was critically injured in the process.  Now, fire officials are warning that going back inside a home even after the flames have been extinguished is not a good idea.
If you do choose to risk going through the remains, you may want to notify your home owner's insurance company first. And officials say even if you can salvage a few items, it's not worth putting yourself in harms way.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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