Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire in Brewer that destroyed a home and sent the owner to the hospital. Fire crews were called to the home on Eastern Avenue around eleven this morning. When they got there they discovered smoke pouring from the home and flames shooting from the rear window. A man who was there at the time had to be rushed to the hospital for undisclosed injuries. Fire officials say the fire started in a room near the back of the home and spread from there. They had the flames snuffed out in a relatively short amount of time, but say the home is a total loss.
Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.
Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.
Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.