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Newport: Smoke in house in the 700 block of NE Eads

8:40am – Report of smoke in a building in the 700 block of Northeast Eads. Arriving Newport Fire units say there’s a light haze in the house. Residents have evacuated safely.

8:50am – Firefighters say it appears to be electrical in nature – involving sump pump under the house. Situation under control. Occupants are being allowed back in.

8:53am – Firefighters are working in the crawl space under the home to ensure they’ve got the fire out.

8:56am – Firefighters found one sump pump – now looking for a second one.

9:12am – Cause of the smoke has been determined as a faulty electrical outlet in the home. Power has been shut off to the home pending repairs.

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