The Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a call at 12:27P.M., reporting heavy black smoke in the area of Brown Rd. While en route dispatch updated caller reporting shed fire. Upgraded to 1st Alarm.
Initial units arrived on scene at 12:30PM with fire from the rear of a barn structure and heavy smoke showing throughout also found fully involved pole barn. Upon arrival of the first unit a second alarm was called. There were no residents home at the time of the fire. Entry was made into the barn multiple Pigs and Birds were discovered. Bulk of the fire was knocked down in the barn and assistance was made to remove 6 Pigs. All 7 pigs were safely removed from the building however one was missing and other pigs were assisted with water to cool them down and oxygen. Multiple Birds were lost in the fire. Newport Fire-EMS received assistance from several mutual aid towns. Responding to the scene were Newport Police Department, Lempster, Goshen, Claremont, Sunapee, New London, Grantham, Croydon and Newbury Fire Departments. Covering the Newport Fire Station were the Lempster and New London Fire Departments.
Interior and exterior crews were able to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire. Due to dry conditions fire extended into the woods. Extensive overhaul was required for several hot spots in hard to reach places. The fire was deemed under control at 13:38 P.M. The residence was released to the homeowners Valerie and William Sanborn
A joint investigation was conducted by Newport Fire-EMS and Newport Police department members. The cause of the fire was determined to be undetermined from the Pole Barn and if anyone with further information and/or questions is asked to contact Fire Chief Wayne Conroy at 863-1416