Searsmont family loses home to fire


People in the Searsmont area are rallying to help a family that lost their home to fire.

It was early Thursday morning when True Bragg awoke to the smell of smoke.

He quickly realized the house was on fire and helped his family escape.

There was too much fire to escape down the stairs so he, his wife and baby had to jump from a second story window.

You can see how bad it was by this photo captured by James Greeley.

The Red Cross has been helping the family with their immediate needs and a website has been set up to collect donations.

By this morning, close to 15 thousand dollars had already been raised.

You can help too by clicking on the link below.

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor

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.

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