(Berwick, Me.) - Officials say a Berwick, Maine man poured gasoline through his home and blocked the doors to deny fire-fighters access before setting the home ablaze Monday morning.

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The body of 55 year old Jon Kellar was found in the burned-out home at 10 River Street in Berwick after the fire was extinguished just after 2 am Monday.

Authorities say Kellar lived alone in the home.