LIVERMORE FALLS (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A Livermore Falls family spoke out Thursday two days after escaping their burning home.
Amy Mosher said the fire, which happened Tuesday night, killed her uncle, Peter Dyer, and forced her two children to jump from a third-floor window.
Mosher said a smoke detector alerted them to the fire.
Mosher’s husband rushed her and a family friend out the door, then tried to get upstairs to their boys, 13-year-old Collin and 11-year-old Brayden. When he couldn’t reach them, they ran to the front of the house and saw the boys in the window.
Both boys got onto the roof and jumped — the oldest into the arms of a Livermore Falls police sergeant, who was first to arrive. The youngest jumped and got caught on an overhang, bruising his face and getting a deep cut on his hand.
"As soon as I saw them, I was terrified," Mosher said. "I was really scared they weren’t going to get out of the house."
She also credits Collin for his quick thinking.
"My oldest shoved my youngest out on the roof," she said. "He saved his life."
Two dogs were also killed in the fire, but Thursday, the Mosher’s received news that their three cats survived.
The Mosher’s, who lost all of their clothes and belongings in the fire, are staying with family. They did not have renter's insurance.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to try and help the family rebuild.