BANGOR- Monday afternoon, a fire quickly spread through an apartment building on Catell Street in.
No one was injured, but several people were displaced.
“I mean considering corona and everything else ya know, we’re blessed to be able to put her up,” said one man on scene who’s granddaughter lived in the building.
She was in her apartment when the fire started.
“She got up to get a bowl of cereal and flames was coming out of the wall so she got out of there,” the man said.
Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins said a call for smoke and loud bangs came in around 1:30 in the afternoon.
“The initial call indicated there was fire and some people heard loud bangs or an explosion,” Higgins said. “It’s likely it was the fire already burning.”
Neighbors watched as crews from Bangor, Brewer, Hermon, Orono, and BIA worked to put out the flames.
“Because it’s hot, the fire was pretty well advanced when initial crews arrived and this is only half a mile from our station,” Higgins added.
Higgins said they pulled one cat out from the building.
The man we spoke with says it was his granddaughter’s and a kitten is still missing.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.