Fatal Fire At Auto Repair Shop [UPDATE]
The State Fire Marshal's office is on the scene of a fatal fire at an auto repair shop. Although details are few, officials have released the identity of the victim.
Fire was reported at five o'clock Friday morning at Pinkham's Auto Repair in Waldoboro. The business is located at 1376 Atlantic Highway, otherwise known as Route 1. The Department of Public Safety says a man's body was recovered from the basement of the business, but was burned beyond recognition. While the owner, Jeff Pinkham is listed as missing and his truck was in one of the garage bays, the body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office for positive identification. The fire began in the basement, which made it difficult for firefighters to access.
Three investigators from the State Fire Marshal's office are on the scene. More details are expected this afternoon.