4:50pm Reports say there is considerable smoke rising in the air about a mile and a half east of the “Welcome to Newport” sign off Highway 20.
5:02pm Firefighters have been informed that there is a series of homeless campfires in the area that are quite common. Firefighters are looking for the campfires.
5:05pm Other firefighters are searching for any sign of smoke another mile or two to the east (milepost 4).
5:10pm Sounds like the firefighters haven’t seen any smoke and are about to return to their fire stations.