Fallen tree blocks Shore Road in Northport
Northport — Northport Fire Department responded to a tree that fell onto Shore Road Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The fallen tree was reported shortly after 3 p.m. and Northport firefighter Herman Littlefield said he initially thought a thunderstorm earlier in the afternoon might have caused it to come down. However, after inspecting the scene, Herman said it appeared the tree was cut down.
Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton, of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, said a landowner hired an arborist the previous month to cut some trees; however, the landowner was unsure if the arborist cut the tree that fell into the road.
Trafton said the cut was about a month old because the sawdust around the tree was consistent in age with sawdust around other trees that were cut in the area.
No charges are expected to be filed, Trafton said.
Littlefield said the tree would be left alone until a Waldo County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to investigate the scene.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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