Fire at South Beach State Park – fire getting in to the trees. Surrounding fire departments are also enroute to the scene.
Units arriving on scene. Newport Fire Chief Rob Murphy is orchestrating their arrival and handing out fire suppression assignments. They range from the park’s south entrance to the northwest corner off Arbor Drive.
Chief Murphy reports it looks like they’ve got the fire knocked down. Now drowning lingering hot spots.
Chief Murphy has declared the fire out, but it’s always fair to say that brush and tree fires have to be watched closely over the next few days to jump on little eruptions of smoldering burned materials in trees, brush and in the duff on the ground. A lot of eyes will be on the lookout.
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