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Multiple departments called to assist at building fire in Bangor

Building fire in Bangor
Building fire in Bangor(WABI)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:05 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Despite the heat and humidity fire fighters quickly contained a house fire in Bangor Monday but the two families that live there are not able to go back right now.

The Bangor Fire Chief tells us no one was hurt from the fire on Catell Street. One family lives on the left side of the building where it appears the fire started.

We’re told no one was there at the time. The family who lives on the right side was able to get out safely.

Neighbors and people who were outside of the house say they heard some loud bangs when it began. One man said he could hear the windows popping out.

“The fire was pretty well advanced. There was a lot of fire in the backside of the building when our initial crews arrived and we’re only a half mile from the station so it was something that was rapidly advancing,” said Tom Higgins, Bangor Fire Chief.

“The other side, the other apartment, some guy went in and got the girl out and one of the cats ran out and she said she had another cat and one the fire fighters got him out,” said Scott Graziosi, who called fire crews.

No word yet on what caused the fire. The fire marshal’s office is investigating.

No word yet if the building is a total loss.

We’re told the displaced families have places they can stay.

Catell Street is located on lower Main Street near the Cross Insurance Center.

Fire on Catell Street in Bangor...

Posted by WABI TV5 on Monday, August 3, 2020

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