A man from the town of Lebanon died yesterday when fire destroyed his house. Neighbors say it's been a tough year for the victim.

The State Fire Marshal's office says the fire was reported before noon on the Bakers Grant Road in Lebanon. The name of the victim has not yet been released pending notification of family. The State Fire Marshal's office is now working to determine what started the fire.

Neighbors told the Portland Press Herald that the victim has had a difficult few years, dealing with health problems and the deaths of his wife and mother.