Fire officials now say one person died in an early morning fire in Camden that also sent four others to the hospital.

The fire was reported just after 1:00 Thursday morning at a home on Mt. Battie Street. Flames engulfed the house and at least one vehicle parked out in front of the residence. The BDN reports the deceased person's body is being taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta, for an autopsy. The extent of the other victims' injuries is not known, at this time.

Courtesy of Royan Bartley of the Rockport Fire Department

Camden firefighters were aided in battling the fire by crews from Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport. Officials say it took about a half hour to extinguish the blaze. The State Fire Marshal's Office will now investigate to determine what sparked the blaze.

Courtesy of Royan Bartley of the Rockport Fire Department

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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