Hello brother firefighters. On 1-1-99 the Newport Firefighters responded to a reported mattress fire at
607 Park. From six blocks away we noticied heavy black rising into the air. On arrival at the scene we
found heavy fire on the first floor with heavy black smoke issuing from the second and third floors. While
trying to reach the fire hampered by intense heat and smoke, we sent a primary search team to the
upper floors and found seven adults trying to exit the building. We removed the tenants safely to the
street and provided shelter in the rear of the medical units. The fire was contained to the first floor and
was extinguished with in a half-hour.

[This message has been edited by kell959 (edited 01-07-99).]