“64-Year-Old Wayne Bouchard Killed in Mercer Camper Fire”

By | July 18, 2023

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A tragic incident occurred on Saturday morning in Mercer, resulting in the death of a man in a camper fire. The fire broke out at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Bradley Lane, as reported by Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Firefighters from Norridgewock arrived at the scene and subsequently found the remains of a man inside what remained of the tow-behind camper.

The man has been tentatively identified as Wayne Bouchard, a 64-year-old resident of Deerfield, New Hampshire. Bouchard owned the camper and was staying at the property, which was owned by his family. While official identification is still pending a DNA test, initial investigations have led authorities to believe that Bouchard was the victim of the fire.

The exact cause of the fire is still unknown, and a thorough investigation is underway to determine the circumstances leading up to the incident. The Maine Department of Public Safety is working diligently to gather evidence and information that may shed light on the cause of the fire.

This tragic event serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety precautions, particularly when using campers or recreational vehicles. It is crucial for individuals to be aware of the potential risks and take necessary precautions to prevent such accidents. This includes regular maintenance, proper storage of flammable materials, and adherence to safety guidelines.

As the investigation continues, authorities will be able to provide further updates on the cause of the fire. In the meantime, the community mourns the loss of Wayne Bouchard and extends their condolences to his family and loved ones..

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