Fire on Pleasant Street in Newport considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — The Newport City Fire Department responded to Pleasant Street on Saturday after a fire broke out at a two-story home.

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The structure had been unoccupied for several years.

Fire investigators responded to the scene this morning and initiated an origin and cause investigation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, investigators say it appears that there was direct human involvement.

This fire is considered suspicious at this time.

There were no reported injuries, and the building is considered a total loss.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Michael LaCourse at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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