Fire fighters were called out in Bangor early Wednesday morning after a blaze broke out in a large abandoned home.
The report came in a little after midnight.
The building is located on the corner of Union and Pond Street.
When crews from Bangor and Brewer arrived on scene, flames were shooting from the first floor into the roof. Orono crews were also called in to help.
Authorities say the building is considered a total loss.
The owner told fire fighters no one was lived in the home for a year and a half.
“The cold has been tough, the crews have worked hard,” says Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Tom Higgins.” We flowed a lot of water tonight, it’s not been anything easy or simple about this fire with the snow and getting around and the cold. The crews have done a great job.”
No injuries were reported.
There were concerns about water running down Union Street and then freezing up, and Bangor Public Works did have that area blocked off from traffic for a bit. We’re told Union Street is now back open.
The Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate a cause.