3 People Taken to the Hospital After a House Fire in Orono
One of three people taken to the hospital from a house fire in Orono jumped from a second-story window to escape the flames.
Where Was the Fire?
Fire crews were called to a house at 287 Main Street in Orono just before 2:30 Tuesday morning. Orono Police were first on the scene and told fire officials they found 'advanced fire conditions' in the rear of the building.
Was Anyone Hurt?
There were three people in the residence when the fire broke out. They all made it out of the house, with one of the three forced to jump from a second-story window to escape the flames. All three people were taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by the University Ambulance Corp. Their conditions are unknown, at this time. In a post on the Orono Fire Department's Facebook page, officials say this fire is a good reminder of the importance of having working smoke detectors because a few moments of advance notification can help avoid a tragedy.
How Did the Fire Start?
The house and an attached garage are considered a total loss and all the contents of both were destroyed by the fire. Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation but is not considered suspicious. Several agencies assisted in the operation.
Traffic along Main Street in Orono is moving but will be slow for the next few hours while crews continue to work at the scene.
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