WINTERPORT —

The man who died in the fire at Calvary Apostolic Church intentionally set fire to the building and to himself, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

The death of 20-year-old Wilbur “Wes” Strout, of Hancock, has been ruled a suicide by the state Medical Examiner’s Office, which identified the body found outside the burning church.

Fire investigators say Strout broke into the church through a back window, spread a flammable liquid around the worship are and in front of the fire before dousing himself and setting the fire. Strout then jumped from the second floor window.

Investigators found rambling writings in a journal, along with Strout’s Bible, in his car parked at the church lot. Investigators have found nothing in his writings that explains why he set fire to the church, where he was a member.

Strout had been living in North Carolina until a few months ago, when he moved back to Maine.

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WINTERPORT — The Maine Medical Examiner is planning an autopsy on the burned body of a man found dead outside a burning Winterport church.

The body was discovered midmorning Thursday by firefighters called to fight the fire that destroyed the Calvary Apostolic Church on Route 1A.

Officials say the man had apparently tried to escape the burning structure by jumping out a window.

Winterport Fire Chief Thomas Doe tells the Bangor Daily News there’s nothing to indicate the fire was suspicious, but the extensive damage may prevent investigators from determining for sure what happened.

After the fire was put out, investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office spent hours sorting through the remains of the church.

Only two walls were left standing and they are scheduled to be demolished today.