Report of a grass or brush pile fire off SE 42nd at South Beach, Newport. Newport Fire enroute. Chief Rob Murphy says he can see a column of white smoke rising up from the northeast area of the airport. Might be a control or slash burn.
Fire appears accessible off South 50th or South 62nd.
Neither one provides access. Firefighters trying other streets to approach the fire.
Trying College Way.
Another unit is checking out the water treatment plant area near the airport.
Chief Murphy has found the source of the smoke off 50th. It’s an old burn pile that was not completely put out. The fire is mostly smoldering on the ground. Chief Murphy has summoned Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters to the scene to attack the remnants of the blaze.