Fire crews in Brewer were busy this morning battling a blaze on Eastern Avenue. The occupant of the home was taken to the hospital.

Fire Captain Robbie Wilds told us that when crews arrived at around 11 o'clock this morning, fire was shooting out a window at the back of the house and there was smoke everywhere.  He said the flames had spread in the house making it challenging to fight.

One occupant was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The house at 400 Eastern Avenue is considered a total loss.

The State Fire Marshall's office is at the scene working to determine what caused the fire.