Newport Fire Department and companies responded to 29 Red Cross Ave on Saturday for a working fire (MAP).

Newport Fire Department was dispatched to the location at approximately 12:13pm, at that time there was a report of a person trapped on the 2nd floor. Upon arriving on scene NFD confirmed the fire was in the rear of the home.

Red Cross Avenue runs from Old Beach Rd. to Memorial Blvd.

Update – 12:25pm: Primary search of second floor for reported person trapped are negative.

Update – 12:43pm: Fire is under control, companies are checking for any extension of the fire.

This story will be updated as more information is received.


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