FRYEBURG — Maine law enforcement officials have found a missing man whose house was destroyed by a fire in Fryeburg.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office says 58-year-old Dana Hatch was located in woods near his home this afternoon, hours after the house burned.

Fire marshals feared Hatch was inside the house when it burned because his truck was parked outside. Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says most of the two-story house collapsed into the basement, requiring an excavator to remove rubble to search for the homeowner.

McCausland says Hatch suffered minor injuries unrelated to the fire, and that he’ll be questioned by investigators.

1:05 p.m.

FRYEBURG — A search of the rubble left after a house fire in Fryeburg did not locat its owner, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Fire officials are now appealing to the public for anyone who has seen Dana Hatch, 58, who lived alone and has been missing since Thursday night. Hatch is 5-foot-9 and weighs 250 pounds. Family members say they have not heard from him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call State Police in Gray at 657-3030 or 911 on a cell phone. 

10:47 a.m.

FRYEBURG — The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office says a man is missing after a fire destroyed a house in Fryeburg.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says most of the two-story house collapsed into the basement, and an excavator is being used to dig through the rubble.

Fire marshal investigators are on the scene investigating the cause of the fire, as well as trying to determine the location of the victim.