The Biddeford man who was hit by a fire hose from a passing engine Wednesday was in satisfactory condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Thursday.

Roger Duchesne, 74, of South Street was injured Wednesday morning as fire crews responded to a fire at a home at 387 South St., about a half=mile from his house.

One mutual aid company responding to the fire was from Goodwins Mills. A hose that is stored on the truck came off as it was arriving at the fire scene and struck Duchesne, police and fire officials said. Duchesne was initially taken to Southern Maine Health Center in Biddeford, then transferred to Maine Medical Center.

Goodwins Mills Fire Chief Roger Hooper said his department is conducting an internal inquiry to determine what happened.

Acting Biddeford Fire Chief Scott Gagne said Wednesday afternoon that mutual aid companies were instrumental in putting out the fire. Nobody else was injured.