One dead after fire destroys home in Saco

Multiple departments responded to a fire on Hillview Ave in Saco Saturday night. (WGME)

SACO (WGME) -- A woman is dead after a fire destroys a home in Saco Saturday night, according to the Saco Fire Department.

Crews said the fire was reported around 6:00 p.m. on Hillview Ave.

Maine State Police said 83 year-old Claire Howard died in the fire. Firefighters did try to resuscitate Howard by doing CPR but were unsuccessful.

Investigators said Howard was in the home a lone when the fire broke out.

Part of Hillview Ave. was blocked off for a few hours as crews worked to get the fire under control.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is on scene and is expected to take over the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we get more information.

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