A fire struck the cottage next to the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse on Monday morning.
In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, a gentle tide rocks lobsterboats in Prospect Harbor, a scenic village in the Town of Gouldsboro. Across the harbor stands the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. Credit: Brian Swartz / BDN

A house on the property of the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse caught fire Monday, officials said.

Multiple fire departments responded and smoke poured from windows of the century-old lightkeeper’s cottage in the town of Gouldsboro, east of Winter Harbor.

The blaze was quickly extinguished. There was no immediate word on the extent of damage.

The lighthouse dates to 1849 but the existing lighthouse, made of wood, went into service in 1891. The keeper’s cottage, built around the same time, is in a separate structure.