47-year-old Erik Elmer, 39-year-old Jessica Elmer and 17-year-old Rose Elmer have died in a fire at 85 Riverside Avenue in Fort Fairfield.
From Maine State Police:
On Thursday, November 2, 2023, at approximately 2:05 am, the Houlton Regional Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a fire at a residence located at 85 Riverside Avenue in Fort Fairfield. The Fort Fairfield Fire Department responded and determined that there were fatalities. Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office responded and started an investigation. The investigation determined that three people, a father, mother and daughter died as a result of the fire. A juvenile child was the only survivor and was transported to a local hospital. The deceased is believed to be 47-year-old Erik Elmer, 39-year-old Jessica Elmer and 17-year-old Rose Elmer. The deceased have been transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where positive identification will be made. The Limestone and Easton Fire Departments provided mutual aid. The fire is currently under investigation and there is no indication of foul play. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.