HERMON, Maine — Officials have determined there were no working smoke detectors inside a Wing Road mobile home where a 9-year-old boy died in a fire on Tuesday.

Investigators determined the one smoke detector found in the residence in which Wyatt Parker was staying did not contain batteries, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Investigators were told there were two smoke detectors in the residence, but they only found one, he said.

Sgt. Tim York of the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire at 292 Wing Road.

Parker had spent the night at the residence with his cousins Ashlyn Parker, 10, and John Parker, 8, and the fire broke out at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. The homeowners, John Parker and Lacey Reidy, had left the children alone after they got up to run errands.

Wyatt Parker’s body was found in the living room while Ashlyn Parker was rescued from a bedroom. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.

A hospital spokeswoman at Eastern Maine Medical Center said Ashlyn Parker is in good condition. She is being treated for smoke inhalation.

The younger John Parker managed to escape the residence and flag down passing motorists, who called 911. Some pets, including a dog that received oxygen from firefighters, were saved from the residence.

York said Wyatt Parker’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy. A cause of death has not been determined.

According to his obituary, Parker was the son of Wyatt and Christy Parker of Levant.

He recently completed the fourth grade at Carmel Elementary School and would have entered fifth grade this fall at Caravel Middle School in Carmel.

Graveside funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery in Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses through Crosby & Neal at 117 Main Street, Newport 04953.

The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting John Parker and Lacey Reidy and their children and provided food, clothing and housing assistance, disaster program coordinator Danielle Hardre said Wednesday.

The Red Cross also is reaching out to Wyatt and Christy Parker and their family, she said.

“In cases where there’s a fatal fire, we beef up the emotional support that we offer the family and work collaboratively with EMMC’s staff to make sure the family has everything they need,” Hardre said.

The Hermon town office has indicated it is willing to accept donations for those affected by the fire, she said.

The Hermon fatality was the ninth fire-related death in the state so far in 2015, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

Counseling was made available Wednesday afternoon at Carmel Elementary School to

any parents, children or families who need help coping with the boy’s death. Community members were given an opportunity to write messages to the Parker family and share memories of Wyatt Parker.

Anybody who needs a smoke detector for their home can call Bangor’s Fire Prevention line at 992-4714.

Bangor Daily News writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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