One Person Dead in Clinton Fire

One person is dead after an early morning fire in Clinton.

Officials say the fire department was called to a home on Spruce St. at 7:57 a.m. This is part of a mobile home part located at 229 Killingworth Turnpike, lot #57.

According to Clinton Police Sergeant Jeremiah Dunn, the fire was completely engulfing the home when crews arrived. Fire personnel entered the home and found an elderly man unconscious on the floor. He was found near a door that was blocked by debris.

Firefighters removed the victim and began performing CPR in an attempt to revive him.

The victim was transported to Shoreline Clinic in Westbrook where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Robert Sliby, 85, the only resident of the home. Sliby’s dog also perished in the fire.

Officials say it did not appear the home had working smoke detectors. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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