WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

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Building fire at video game store – 228 SW 10 – caused by electrical plug overload.

Video Game Store  228 SW Coast Highway

Video Game Store
228 SW Coast Highway
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Fire from a distance Robin Lavoie photo

Fire from a distance
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Southbound 101 through Newport blocked - Detour! Big Red Construction photo

Southbound 101 through Newport blocked – Detour!
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No word on any injuries.  Sounds like everybody got out. Big Red Construction photo

No word on any injuries. Sounds like everybody got out.
Big Red Construction photo

Update from Newport Fire & Rescue:

Cause of the blaze was a daisy chained series of extension cords that were not equipped anywhere along the line with a circuit breaker to prevent overloads. Each plug, either in the wall or in a multi-plug strip or wheel, has a limit to the amount of power it can handle. If the electrical flow exceeds the capacity of the extension cord(s), heat builds up, circuits fail or short circuit, and fire is the natural result.

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8:09am
Smoke and flames visible at video game street, at 228 SW 101. Black smoke seen inside.

There are two apartments upstairs. Reports say the residents got out safely.

8:16am
One resident ran back upstairs and into the building to try to retrieve a cat.

8:19am
First fire hydrant was a dud. Didn’t work. Going to another one nearby.

8:20am
Toledo and Depoe Bay Fire have been summoned to the scene to help Newport to put out the fire. Southbound lanes of 101 are blocked. Detour around the area.

8:34pm
Fire knocked down. All personnel accounted for.

 

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