Fire Crews in Houlton were on scene of a reported structure fire for several hours on Friday afternoon.

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The fire was reported to have broken out at around noon on Friday at a home on River Street in Houlton, which is near the John Millar Civic Center.

Members of the Houlton Fire Department were on hand and traffic on River Street and nearby Orchard Street in Houlton has been re-routed for the time being, until firefighters get the fire under control.

Witnesses say the home was heavily damaged in the fire, that also caused damage to a neighboring home.

Several cats are said to have perished in the blaze, but the home's occupants reportedly made it out safely.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.