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Man dies while returning to burning house to save dog

ORLAND, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a Maine man died when he returned to a burning house to get his dog.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said the man escaped the fire with the rest of his family before going back inside Monday evening in the town of Orland. Firefighters found his body in the basement hours later after the fire was doused.

Two other adults and two children escaped the fire uninjured.

Officials said the home was completely destroyed. There was no immediate word on the identity of the victim, or the fate of the pet.

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