At 1:32 PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a third floor apartment at the 700 block of NW Beach Drive. Upon arrival observed light smoke coming from the third story near the rear of the building. The business located on the first floor was closed. Fire crews made access and extinguished a small fire in a third story apartment.
The adjacent occupancy was opened and checked for damage, however none was found. Fire damage did not extend to any additional businesses or residences. Fire damage was contained to a dryer; however, the rest of the apartment did suffer some smoke damage.
Newport Fire Department received mutual aid assistance from Depoe Bay Fire District, Seal Rock Fire District, and Toledo Fire Dept. Newport Police Dept. and Newport Public Works provided assistance with traffic control. Newport Fire Department responded with 2 fire engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 heavy rescue, 2 chief officers and 11 firefighters. The cause of the fire was determined to be a build of lint in the dryer. Newport Fire Department reminds you to clean your dryer lint trap after every use.