WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Newport: Halloween Candles Too Close To Curtains Caused House Fire

Roof/Attic Fire Sunday at 640 SE 5th in Newport.
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Fire as seen from near the Yaquina Bay Bridge
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Newport Fire’s big ladder truck sends steps and fire hose up over 100′ from Bay Blvd. below to fight the roof fire up on SE 5th.
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Firefighters trying to limit fire to the attic.
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The day after battered roof and the interior is damaged. Family uninjured.
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A fire Sunday at 640 SE 5th caused considerable damage to the roof and attic the home, forcing the family to flee and requiring hours of fire fighting. The roof was thick with overlay after overlay – firemen literally having to dig to fight the flames.

After a couple of hours they had the fire out. Some mopping up ensured they got any and all embers that might be smoldering “in there.” But of course there’s no guarantee that one or two of those embers might re-ignite. You just never know.

But the house was badly damaged, from the fire and firefighters battling the fire from above and below.

The cause was the family lighting halloween candels too close to window curtains.

Ironically, the house next door to the west burned last year. Just a vacant lot there now. So, an unlucky block of SE 5th, you might say.

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