ROCKPORT, Maine — UPDATE: The State Fire Marshal’s Office identified the victim in Monday morning’s fire at a Rockport motel as 53-year-old Kevin Stanley.
The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. at the Schooner Bay Motor Inn on Route 1, according to the spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, Steve McCausland.
McCausland said, Camden Police Officer Paul Thompson was the first on the scene and broke Stanley’s door to drag him from the smoke and fire filled room on the second floor at the Schooner Bay Motor Inn on Route 1. Thompson and another motel guest administered CPR to Stanley on the second-floor landing but were not successful.
Fire Investigators say smoking is the likely cause. The fire started in the victim’s room on his mattress and Stanley was a heavy smoker Seven other motel rooms were occupied and no other motel guests were injured.
Stanley’s room was gutted by the fire and the two adjoining second-floor rooms were badly damaged, as was the roof of the motel and there was extensive water damage. Stanley had lived at the motel for about a month. The motel had working smoke detectors which alerted other occupants.
People staying in the other rooms at the motel were evacuated safely.
Firefighters from Rockport, Camden, Rockland, Hope, Lincolnville and Warren responded to the fire scene.
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