At 8:14 AM on Thursday, October 3rd Newport Firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a third floor balcony at an apartment in the 400 block of SE 35th Street. Upon arrival fire units observed moderate smoke coming from the third floor deck area of a unit.
Fire crews made quickly extinguished the fire. Adjacent units were not damaged. Crews remained on scene for about 1 ½ hours for mop up. There was some water damage to the unit. Residents from the unit have arranged to stay with family and friends. There were no injuries reported.
Newport Fire Department received mutual aid response from Depoe Bay, Seal Rock, and Toledo Fire Departments. Newport Police and a Pacific West Ambulance were also on scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Newport Fire Department reminds everyone to have a working smoke detector and test it regularly.