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Jan 11, 2017 1:52 PM

1-alarm fire displaces 2 adults and 4 children from home in Newport


NEWPORT — After over an hour of fighting, firefighters extinguished a one-alarm fire that displaced two adults and four children on Tuesday.

The Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a call at about 9:47 a.m. from on duty Police Officer reporting heavy black smoke in the area of Bradford Road and Sunshine Court. While en route to the scene, dispatch received additional reports upgrading the fire to a 1st Alarm and to bring tankers into the scene.

When police and fire arrived, heavy smoke and fire were coming from the back left side of the building. Crews outside of the building were able to knock down the fire, which had vented through the roof. Crews were able to entered the building and further extinguished hot sports in hard to reach places, according to the Newport Fire Department.

The building was later released to the owner, and all officials were off the scene by 1 p.m.

A joint investigation was conducted by Newport Fire-EMS and Newport Police department members. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and if anyone with further information and/or questions is asked to contact Fire Chief Wayne Conroy at 863-1416.

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