The NH Red Cross is assisting a Newport family of six that lost all their belongings in a house fire shortly after 9:30 am on Monday. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the house at 417 Bradford Road had heavy smoke and fire coming from the back and attic of the residence when Newport fire fighters arrived. The fire was upgraded to a 1-Alarm for tankers from mutual aid companies to help with the blaze. Fire fighters started an interior attack but withdrew due to heat and fought the fire from the outside. Fire Departments from Sunapee, Croydon, Claremont, Goshen and New London helped fighting the blaze, while Newbury and Lempster manned the Newport Station.
The fire was deemed under control shortly before 11:30 am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious. Initial investigation suggests the fire was electrical that started in an upstairs bedroom.