Man Hospitalized After Bangor House Fire
One man was taken to the hospital after a house fire in Bangor early Thursday morning that forced crews to battle bitterly cold temperatures, too. Firefighters got the call to Court Street about 1 a.m. Flames were already shooting from the windows and the roof. Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Cyr says, “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.”His name and condition are not being released yet.Cyr says crews also had big concerns about themselves and their equipment because of the cold. “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 OK.”The fire was so intense, crews never made it inside. “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.”Firefighters finally left the house about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.No word yet on what started the fire. The Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate and is expected to be on the scene Friday.