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Fairfield woman killed in early morning fire, according to officials

A man was also injured in the fatal Fairfield fire according to a state public safety official.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A Maine woman is dead after a Saturday morning fire on Bear Mountain Road in Fairfield. 

Maine Department of Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss said in a release, investigators believe 56-year-old Rebecca Merrifield died in the early morning blaze. 

60-year-old Glenn Clausen was injured in the fire and taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for treatment of severe injuries, according to Moss. 

Officials took the body to a local funeral home where investigators will confirm the woman's identity through DNA results. 

Moss said the Maine Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.