DEDHAM, Maine (AP) - Officials say a Maine man escaped from a burning house only to die when he went back inside to try to save his dog.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the body of 76-year-old Jerry Bishop was found Wednesday near a door inside the log cabin in Dedham.
Officials say it was the second death in little more than a week of a Maine homeowner who re-entered a burning house to look for a dog. The other incident happened on Feb. 4 in Orland.
Officials said Bishop and his 77-year-old wife, Phyllis, had escaped after smoke detectors went off, but the husband went back inside.
Fire marshal investigators said Phyllis Bishop told them there had been electrical problems the day before. The dog, a Siberian husky, was not found.
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