Authorities have identified a man who was found dead in an apartment that caught fire in Ogunquit early this morning.
The State Fire Marshal’s office confirms the man was 54-year-old Mark Barnard.
The apartment was located over a garage on Besbill Street and was reported at two o’clock in the morning.
Officials say Barnard’s body was found in his bedroom.
Investigators say the fire was caused by a frying pan that was left on the stove.
The apartment and garage were badly damaged, but fire crews managed to prevent the flames from reaching the nearby house.
This is the sixth fire death in Maine this year.