Bangor Fire Crews Battle Blaze after Explosion on Center Street Ave.
A large explosion shook the ground in Bangor at about 6 p.m. Monday, causing a thick, black column of smoke to fill the skies.
Shortly afterward, sirens wailed as fire crews from Bangor and neighboring towns responded to battle a fully involved structure fire at an apartment building at 11 Center Street Avenue.
Crowds gathered in the area near the one-way street, which is close to the city's downtown. Police diverted traffic away from the area and kept onlookers at a distance.
Two buildings were destroyed. No one was injured, according to WABI-TV 5. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
UPDATE: Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says, at this point, the State Fire Marshal's Office believes the cause of the fire was accidental. We'll update this story as more details become available.