GORHAM, Maine — The Maine Department of Public Safety says an elderly man was killed in a fire at his mobile home in Gorham.

Department spokesman Steve McCausland says the 82-year-old man will not be identified until investigators notify his family. The fire was reported early Wednesday night and was brought under control around 7 p.m.

McCausland says firefighters were initially able to rescue the man from his mobile home, but were unable to revive him.

Gorham Deputy Fire Chief Ken Fickett says the fire appears to have started in the kitchen, where the man was found by firefighters.

The home was destroyed in the fire.

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