9pm Report of a transient lighting a brush fire near the Waves of Newport Motel and 820 NW Coast Street. Firefighters are enroute. Newport Police are enroute as well because it’s suspected a transient started the fire and doesn’t want to put it out.
Transient may have run away from the fire. The suspect is estimated to be 17 to 24 years of age, 5-11, wearing a black leather jacket. If you see the suspect, call 9-1-1 immediately and give the location of your sighting.
9:19pm Second fire has been started nearby. Newport Fire-Rescue is toning out for more firefighters. There’s lots of valuable real estate in the area.
9:21pm Second fire turns out to be unattended outside fire pit – burning brightly. Little to no fire hazard.