Fire Marshal's Office called in to investigate Bangor fire

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Officials are trying to figure out what caused a fire in Bangor Friday afternoon.

Bangor's Fire Chief, Tom Higgins, said they suspect lightning.

It happened on Ohio Street in the area of the Thomas Hill Standpipe.

Crews from several towns were called to assist.

Neighbors say they heard a loud boom and then saw smoke coming from the Ohio Street house.

At least one person was inside at the time but made it out safely.

The Red Cross has been called in to help the person who lives in this home.

Bangor Fire Cheif, Tom Higgins, said, "At this point, we don't know the cause but certainly.... suspect lightning since we just had a significant storm come through... and others heard thunder and saw some lightning in the area."

The fire spread also spread to a house on Fremont Street. We're told that home has minor damage.