Fire in Newport apartment building displaces a mother and her two children
NEWPORT — A mother and her two children were displaced after their multi-family apartment caught fire.
According to Newport Fire and EMS, around 6:30 p.m on Saturday, multiple 911 calls reported seeing heavy flames coming through the second story window of a Summer Street apartment.
Upon arrival, responders were informed that a mother and her two children may still be inside of the burning building. The three were able to make it to safety, Newport fire confirmed.
Another resident of the building told firefighters that her pets were still inside one of the second-floor apartments.
According to the Department, firefighters were able to rescue a cat and two dogs, but several other pets were lost in the fire.
Newport EMS treated and released two residents for minor injuries.
No others were hurt in the fire, according to Newport Fire Chief Wayne R Conroy.
The American Red Cross has stepped in to help the affected families.