An elderly woman died from injuries she suffered when a fire broke out in her room at an assisted living facility in Gorham, ME. Lynda Muccino (84) died last Wednesday at Maine Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized since the fire on Friday, February 28th at Gorham House on New Portland Road. Muccino was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of smoke inhalation and burn injuries on about 35% of her body.
Fire investigators say the fire broke out when a table lamp fell onto Muccino’s bed and ignited the bedding. At the time of the fire, Muccino was either in or near the bed. A spokesperson for Gorham House said that an alarm sounded at about 10:30 P.M. that was triggered by a smoke detector in Muccino’s room. The rest of the Gorham House residents were evacuated to a smoke and fire-proof area in the building.
According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, this is the fifth fire-related death in the state in 2020.
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