A Bangor man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a fire at a Bangor home.

Bangor Man Sustained Severe Burns in the Ohio Street Fire.

Crews from the Bangor Fire Department were called to 1343 Ohio Street just after noon on Thursday for a report of a residential fire. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says one of the occupants, a 75-year-old man, was rescued from the home and transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with severe burn injuries. He was later flown via Life Flight to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was listed in critical condition.

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Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Chandler Corriveau said in a post on the department's Facebook page that the man received excellent care from the fire crew and two Bangor Police Officers.

Without our staffing levels and training, the outcome could have been much worse. I cannot commend the members of the Bangor Fire Department enough for their actions today.

Corriveau said the immediate medical care provided the man with the best chance for survival.

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A Second Man Did Not Require Medical Attention.

There was a second male who also lived at the house but he was not injured in the fire. The names of the two men have not been released.

 The Cause of the Bangor House Fire is Now Under Investigation.

Now, investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office are working to determine how the fire started.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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