9:03pm Newport Fire Rescue and Police are examining the underside of a waterside building at 347 SW Bay Boulevard, near Discovery Tours on a report of a smoldering tangle of rope. So far nobody can find any smoke. 9:05pm Turns out it was a piece of wood that caught fire from somebody cooking on a boat. On the charter dock. The fire was doused well by those nearby and now there’s no fire.
The fire department will no doubt take a very close look at how “out” the fire really is.