Newport Fire Department and mutual aid responded to a second alarm fire at 36 Bacheller Street just before noon on Saturday.

The fire started in a second-floor bathroom, according to reports. All occupants are also reportedly out of the building.

Bacheller Street runs from Byrnes Street to Spring Street.

As of 1:10 pm, crews were still on scene and Spring Street at Spring and Dixon Street was closed.

This story is developing.

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