Newport: Big commercial building fire burning at 730 NE 3rd at Harney – help from surrounding communities pouring in….
Newport Fire reports that the fire started among some gunpowder stored in the building. Chemical reaction caused a flame and it took off from there. Newport firefighters very vigorously attacked the fire and had it knocked down in about 15 minutes. No reports of injuries.
A large two story commercial building at 730 NE 3rd (across from the Fairgrounds) is fully engulfed in flame. Newport Fire-Rescue is on scene battling the flames and is calling for help from surrounding fire departments including Toledo and Depoe Bay.
Fire is mostly out. Firefighters in mop-up mode. Pick of the Litter that used to have inventory stored in that area says they left the building some time back. FOLCAS/Pick of the Litter is UNAFFECTED by the fire.
Extent of damage not yet reported.
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