Nov 22, 2014 7:20 AM

Police: Boy, 3, set fire that killed him, family

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy set a fire that burned down his family's mobile home in Maine, killing him, his mother and his twin 2-year-old siblings.

The victims of the Thursday fire in Caribou were 3-year-old Trenton Delisle, 28-year-old Norma Skidgel and 2-year-olds Mason and Madison Delisle. The state fire marshal's office said Friday that Trenton Delisle set fire to items in the living room.

Police say Skidgel's sister, Amy Bouchard, also lived at the home and extinguished a fire the boy set earlier in the day. They say Bouchard later found the home ablaze when returning from a bus stop. She suffered smoke inhalation while trying to get back into the home.

Investigators say they found a smoke detector in the home but its battery was removed.


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