Newport Fire Department and mutual aid responded around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday to a full involved structure fire at 479 Bellevue Avenue, “Stonor Lodge”. No injuries were reported but the $3 million property was a total loss.

Our Coverage: Photos & Info – 3-Alarm Fire Engulfs Stonor Lodge on Bellevue Avenue

The owner of Kirby Perkins Construction, the construction company that was working on Stonor Lodge, told Adam Bagni from NBC 10 that he was told gas heaters might be the cause. However, authorities insist it’s too early to say.

Read The Full Story From NBC 10: Construction owner: Gas heaters may have caused Newport mansion fire

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