NEWPORT CENTER, VT - Newport City and Newport Center fire fighters responded to a van fire at the Conrad Lussier residence on the Lake Road in Newport Center Thursday afternoon. According to Newport Center Fire Chief Kirk Flynn, property owner Conrad Lussier was working on the van with a welding torch when the van caught on fire. No one was injured and the van is a total loss. The fire was quickly extinguished. Flynn thanked Newport City FD for their help.