At 0:08 AM on Sunday, December 15, 2019, Newport Fire Department was
dispatched to a report of a house on fire on SW Abalone Street near the
intersection SW 72nd Street. Upon arrival fire units observed a two story
residence fully involved in fire. Complicating the situation was a live power
line down in the driveway.
Fire crews established a water supply and used ground hose “monitors”
and hose lines to stop the advance of the fire. The live electrical line
hampered crew’s ability to contain the fire. Fire crews remained on scene
for about 5 hours overhauling the structure. The adjacent structure to the
north suffered minor heat damage.
This was kept to a minimum by the quick response from fire crews. Residents from the unit are being helped by the Red Cross. One occupant was transported to SPCH by Pacific West
Ambulance for minor smoke inhalation. One cat was rescued by fire crews,
another is still missing. The structure is a total loss.
Newport Fire Department received mutual aid response from Depoe Bay Fire District, Toledo Fire Dept., Central Oregon Coast Fire District, & Yachats Fire District. Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office, Central Lincoln PUD, the Salvation Army and Pacific West Ambulance provided assistance. Newport Fire Department responded with 1 fire engine, 2 chief officers and
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Newport Fire Department
reminds you to have a working smoke detector and test it regularly, and
keep combustibles at least 18 inches away from any heating appliances.