NEWPORT CENTER â€“ An early morning fire destroyed a home on Gibbs Road Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the structure fire shortly after midnight and found a fully engulfed home.
â€śIt was a very long night,â€ť said fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Road conditions were slippery and icy and firefighters had issues getting sand. They obtained water from a brook near the fire station. â€śUnfortunately, most of the house was destroyed by the time we got there due to the location and the length of time it had been burning,â€ť Flynn said.
Nobody was home at the time. A Border Patrol Agent reported the fire. â€śYou could see it from a long ways away,â€ť said Flynn.
For more on this suspicious fire, read Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 7, 2013.