According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, a Chelsea, Maine woman is dead following an early Saturday morning fire at her residence.

Just befre 7 AM on January 1st, the Chelsea Fire Department was called to a fire at 87 Cheney Road.

The owner of the home, Gladys McGuire, age 95, was located inside the home.  Sadly, she was deceased.

The press release goes on to say:

Ms. McGuire lived alone at the residence. Her remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy will be conducted Sunday. The Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate. Investigators were on scene for most of the day.

So far, no cause for the fire has been announced.  The investigation into the fire continues.

The Chelsea Fire Department got assistance on the scene from members of the Togus VA, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Vassalboro, Pottstown and Farmingdale Fire Departments

Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased in this difficult time.

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