Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:52

Fire caused by chair close to wood stove Featured

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ROCKPORT - Fire investigators have found the cause of a fire in Rockport that left a man with critical injuries.

They said Tuesday's blaze was caused by a chair catching fire after it was set too close to a wood stove.

 

Investigators talked with Bruce Fales, 64, in his hospital room.

 

He told them he was asleep when the fire broke out and he escaped through a bedroom window.

 

Fales suffered from burns and smoke inhalation and crawled down his driveway where he was found.

 

Investigators also say the home was not equipped with smoke detectors.

Craig Colson

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor tele...