|Published: 9:28 PM, 10/18/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A fire early Friday heavily damaged a home on Jones Circle in Newport, according to a report by Newport Fire Department.The
fire was reported at 12:52 a.m. Friday at 557 Jones Circle. The home, reportedly owned by Brenda Lillard, was vacant and was being renovated at the time the fire was discovered, according to Newport Fire Department.The
cause of the fire is undetermined but officials say no foul play is suspected. Crews from the Newport Fire Department arrived on the scene within four minutes of the call and found the fire in the attic portion of the dwelling. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze within 45 minutes but remained at the scene for nearly three hours to make sure the fire was fully extinguished.Fire
officials said approximately 75 percent of home was lost and damages are estimated at $45,000.
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