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Firefighters fight two blazes near each other


A fire totally destroyed this residence at 325 White Oak Avenue, at the corner of
White Oak and Holley Street, early Wednesday morning, Dec. 26.
Published: 9:47 AM, 12/27/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-City of Newport firefighters fought two house fires within one block of each other before dawn on Wednesday, Dec. 26, the fire department reported. No one was injured.

Firefighters said a call came in at 3:59 a.m. on a fire at a residence at 325 White Oak Ave., located at the intersection of Holley Street and White Oak Avenue, Fire Chief Randy Ragan said.

Upon the firefighters' arrival, a city police officer alerted firefighters of another fire two houses up, on Holley Street. One of the two engines sent to the White Oak Avenue residence fire relocated to the other fire and contained it to two rooms.

The origins of the two fires remain "under investigation", and will be looked into by City of Newport Fire Inspector Jeremy Shelton, the fire chief said.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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