Home Escapes Major Damage in Fire

Newport - A Newport home was saved from extensive damage earlier today, when a neighbor noticed a fire that had just broken out on the building's first floor.
Crews from Newport, Etna, and Corrina were called to a blaze at 52 Water Street around noon, where they believe a wood-pellet unit started the fire.  None of the residents were inside the home...but a neighbor, whose son first saw the flames, heard dogs barking inside.
Fire officials say all of the pets, which included three turtles, four cats, and two dogs, are expected to survive.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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