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Man dies after jumping from burning apartment building in Lewiston

The Red Cross says they will be helping dozens of families who have been displaced by the fire.

LEWISTON, Maine — A man is dead after jumping from a burning apartment building in Lewiston Saturday evening, according to Lt. Troy Gardner with the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Lt. Gardner tells News Center Maine that the apartment building on Blake Street is a total loss. The smoke was so heavy, viewers sent several photos of smoke that could be seen from quite far away in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

The Red Cross took to social media to write that they will be helping dozens of families who have been displaced by the fire.  "The Red Cross will be opening a shelter in collaboration with Androscoggin Emergency Management at 10 p.m. for up to 70 people."

One video sent to NEWS CENTER Maine does appear to show a person jumping out of a third-floor window to escape.

NEWS CENTER Maine will update this article as more details become available.

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