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Millinocket man identified in fire that burned house to the ground

Officials have identified the body found beneath the rubble of a burned home in Millinocket as 67-year-old Frederick Pasquine.

Officials have identified the body found beneath the rubble of a burned home in Millinocket as 67-year-old Frederick Pasquine. 

The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office says the two-and-a-half story home on Hemlock Street was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, December 20.  

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Credit: Maine State Police

Pasquine is the 21st person in Maine to die this year by fire according to Maine Public Safety spokesman, Steve McCausland.