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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Two Structure Fires in Newport Occur in Five-Span; Firefighter Injured

This morning, Newport units responded to two structure fires within five hours of each other.

In the fire occurring at 2:45 a.m. on Lindsay Street, two people are injured and three dogs are dead after a fire broke out in Newport Tuesday morning.

Newport Fire officials say that fire was one of two the department had responded to this morning in a five-hour span.

The other fire broke out in the 800 block of Brighton.

"While battling the second fire, a member fell through floor into the basement resulting in a May Day situation. The firefighter was quickly extricated and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment," according to a release.

Roofing, siding, gutters, painting. 
Newport officials said five area departments assisted during the fires.

Fire officials believe the Lindsay Street fire started on the first floor and then spread to the house next door.

Crews said one adult and child were taken to the hospital with minor burn injuries.Three dogs died in the fire, fire officials said.Crews are still working to find the cause of the fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced family of six adults and four children.

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