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House next to Down East lighthouse damaged in fire

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Nick Woodward
Maine Public
Firefighters worked to contain a blaze that damaged a home next to the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse on Monday morning.

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) — A house on the property of the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse has been damaged by fire.

Multiple fire departments responded as smoke poured from the century-old lightkeeper's cottage Monday morning.

The blaze was extinguished in about an hour. There was no immediate word on the extent of damage.

The current lighthouse went into service around 1891. The keeper's cottage, built around the same time, is in a separate structure.