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Chelsea woman found dead in home after early morning fire

Gladys McGuire, 95, was found dead in her home on Cheney Road. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Credit: Maine Department of Public Safety

CHELSEA, Maine — A Chelsea woman was found dead inside her home when crews responded to a call of a house fire around 6:47 a.m. on Saturday.

Officials said 95-year-old Gladys McGuire lived alone at the home at 87 Cheney Road. An autopsy will be conducted Sunday by the state's chief medical examiner.

The fire marshal's office was at the scene for most of the day Saturday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

In a release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, the Chelsea, Togus VA, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Vassalboro, Pottstown, and Farmingdale fire departments responded to the fire.

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