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Father and 4-year-old rescued from house fire in Bath

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A father and son are lucky to be alive after a fire in their South Street home Thursday afternoon.

PHOTOS: Fire in Bath

The fire started at 62 South Street around 3:30 p.m., according to Bath Fire Chief Stephen Hinds.

He said when his crews arrived, they found all three floors of the building burning, and a father and son in the second floor window.

John Tanguay, 37, his son, Nicholas, 4, were trapped inside.

By the time firefighters got to the window, it was almost too late.

"The fire was in the room with the people when we got to them," said Chief Hinds.

Firefighters were able to get them out with seconds to spare.

"Very, extremely lucky," said Hinds.

Bath Iron Works competes with Southern shipyards

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Senator Susan Collins says she thinks bath iron Works has a good chance of winning a new shipbuilding contract with the I.S. Coast Guard.

BIW was told last week it is one of three finalists to design and build a new generation of offshore cutters for the Coast Guard. That service hopes to build as many as 25 ships in the coming years. Sen. Collins' office reports the estimated total price for those ships is more than $7 billion.

Bath Iron Works is competing for the contract against shipyards in Louisiana and Florida, one of which has reportedly built other vessels for the Coast Guard. Shipyards in the Gulf Coast area have a reputation for being able to build vessels at lower costs than those in the Northeast.

National Drink Wine Day

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Today is National Drink Wine Day! According to their website, National Drink Wine Day is celebrated to spread the health benefits - and the love - of wine.

The positive benefits of wine include the enhancement of food and life, as while as reducing the risk of heart disease.

National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States.

State swimming highlights and results, Saturday

 

NEWS CENTER - The state finals for swimming and diving got underway with the Class 'A' girls as Cheverus won their first ever championship holding off Brunswick.   

1. Cheverus High School 294

2. Brunswick High School 288

3. Bangor High School 230

4. Deering High School 227

5. Kennebunk High School 153

Oil contracts offer unpleasant surprise

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Mainers are battling another snowstorm, but the real enemy this winter has been the cold. December was far colder than usual.

BIW is finalist for cutter design

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's Bath Iron Works is one of three finalists in a design competition for a U.S. Coast Guard cutter.

BIW was one of eight shipyards that submitted proposals for the design of the vessel.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Coast Guard on Tuesday narrowed the selection to three finalists, which include BIW in Bath.