Winterport House Fire 

Fire officials say a Christmas tree with lights on is most likely to blame for a house fire in Winterport Monday afternoon.It happened just before 1:30 p.m. on North Road.Fire crews from 6 towns responded.No one was home at the time but a cat and dog were killed in the fire.The fire was contained to the living room, but we’re told there is a lot of smoked and water damage throughout the first floor.Winterport Fire Chief, Thomas Doe, says the weather made things a little more difficult, “This is a tough place to respond to in the summertime and ya know, by the time you get fired up, and get down to the station and then come all the way out here with road conditions such as they are it was kind of a hair-raising ride to get out here.” We’re told the home owners do have insurance.