OAKLAND — The occupant of a mobile home on Ten Lots Road was facing life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out Sunday around noon time.

The man, whose name was not available, was rescued from the home at 146 Ten Lots Road and taken by ambulance to Thayer Hospital in Waterville, said Captain Dave Groder of the Oakland Fire Department.

Groder said he did not know whether the man lived in the house or owned it. Property tax records show the home belonging to a Donald B. Shores Jr.

The cause of the fire was unknown and was being investigated by the Office of the Maine State Fire Marshal. The home was still standing Sunday afternoon, but Groder said there was extensive damage to the inside.

There were no other injuries reported and no other occupants in the home at the time of the fire, Groder said. A woman at the scene who identified herself as the man’s mother said that he died in the fire, but declined to give further information.

An official with the fire marshal’s office also at the scene said no information was immediately available and referred questions to Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland did not immediately return a call for comment.

Firefighters from Belgrade, Fairfield, Rome and Smithfield also responded to the scene.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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Twitter: @rachel_ohm

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