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Fire started in attic of Newport home

October 05, 2009

Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters put out a fire Monday morning at a Newport Beach home that was under construction near the Santa Ana Country Club. There were no injuries; the damage is estimated at $70,000.

Firefighters responded to the structure fire on Pegasus Street at 10:51 a.m. A fire that had started in the attic had spread throughout the room, authorities said.

By the time firefighters arrived, smoke was billowing from the roof. They began an aggressive attack on the fire, and were able to extinguish it in 10 minutes, authorities said.

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In total, 23 firefighters were on the scene, as well as representatives from the Newport Beach Police Department. Damage was estimated at $50,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents. The cause is still under investigation, authorities said.

— Candice Baker


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