LEWISTON — One man died after jumping from the fourth floor of an apartment building at 226 Blake St. on Saturday as a fire swept through the building, a fire inspector said.

The state fire marshal’s office identified the man as 70-year-old Felicien K. Betu of Lewiston.

Lewiston Fire Inspector Paul Ouellette said the four-story building was heavily damaged by fire on the third and fourth floors.

The fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m.

A call to firefighters to evacuate the building went out at 5:23 p.m. because of the conditions.

Firefighters continued to work on the fire into Saturday night.

The Red Cross was responding to assist tenants displaced by the fire.

Firefighters battle a blaze Saturday at 226 Blake St. in Lewiston. A man died trying to escape. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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