Bangor Firefighters Battle Flames on Court Street

Updated 2 years ago

It was a terrible start to the day for a person who had to jump out of a burning home in Bangor.Firefighters battled flames, and the brutal cold, on Court Street.”Probably about 1:00, I’m guessing, we got a call for a report of fire coming out of the building here on Court Street,” said Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Cyr. “We arrived on scene, we did have heavy fire showing from the building. There’s fire coming out every window on the first and second floors and through the roof. There was one occupant in the driveway that had jumped out of the building. That occupant has been taken to a hospital.””We had issues right away with trucks not going into pump gear, valves staying frozen. Right now, now that we’re able to get the water flowing, things are going pretty good. The guys are keeping warm, we’re kind of watching each other, making sure everybody’s okay.””We’ll be here a good portion of the day. There’s going to be a lot of digging and ripping and tearing on the interior. I don’t know what the inside looks like because we went into defense operations immediately. So, I’m assuming the structure is not stable, so we’re going to be doing a lot of digging from the outside.”The Fire Marshal has been called to help with the investigation. It’s really too early right now to come up with an origin or a cause.The name and condition of the man in the house are not being released yet.But we’re told his injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening. The Fire Marshal is expect to check out the scene tomorrow.


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