A report of flames in a unit at Big Creek Point Senior Apartments in Newport brought a quick response from the Newport Fire Department shortly before 10 a.m. Monday. Residents of the apartment complex, located at 2725 NE Crestview Drive, vacated the building, some huddled outside in blankets and several without shoes, while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. One firefighter declared the fire out at around 10:15 a.m. and asked that the building’s fire suppression system be turned off. Water could be seen flowing off of the attached balcony from the room where the fire occurred. Smoke had spread throughout much of the building. See more details in Wednesday’s News-Times.
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