Maine fire marshal's office says Caribou man set fire that killed him and burned mobile home


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CARIBOU, Maine — The Maine state fire marshal's office says an 18-year-old Caribou man started the fire that killed him and burned a relative's home.

A spokesman says Jordan McEwen started the fire on a closet shelf in a bedroom of a mobile home. Firefighters found his body there just after 10 a.m. on Monday. McEwen began living with relatives in the mobile home in November after the apartment house where he formerly lived was damaged by fire.

Fire marshals say he was suspected of setting the November fire. McEwen's mother and brother also lived in the mobile home. Neither was there at the time of the fire.

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