Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire overnight in the 800 block of NE Douglas Street. The first arriving fire unit reported a single family home with flames shooting out of two sides of the structure. After the initial knock down, fire crews remained on scene several hours to perform an extensive search for any pockets of fire still smoldering. One patient was treated for an injury at the scene and transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital.
Newport Fire Department responded with 2 fire engines, a heavy rescue, several utility vehicles, and 14 personnel. Toledo, Seal Rock and Depoe Bay Fire Departments responded to the scene each with an engine and crew. Newport Police Department and Pacific West Ambulance assisted on scene.
The Red Cross assisted some of the 5 persons displaced with emergency food and clothing allowances and shelter.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Occupants of the home were alerted to the fire by their smoke detector. Newport Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check their smoke detectors regularly – working smoke detectors save lives!
Rob Murphy, Fire Chief
Newport Fire Department