Bay Road fire is false alarm


Smoke was seen rising from the roof of a residential property on an island at 5650 Yaquina Bay Road east of Newport Wednesday afternoon. The Newport Fire Department responded to that location but later confirmed the smoke was from a bonfire and not an emergency. Fire Chief Rob Murphy said the department gets calls at least once a year about smoke at that property, and is working to get in contact with the property owner to ask for them to call ahead before future burns. (Photo by Mathew Brock)

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