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Newport Beach Bathhouses to Be Torn Down Post-Fire

Newport Beach Bathhouses to Be Torn Down Post-Fire

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A building that houses restrooms and showers at Newport's Easton's Beach will be torn down after it was destroyed by fire.

The fire was reported Monday afternoon, and was under control within about an hour. But fire officials say the flames pushed through the building with help from heavy winds.

Fire Chief Peter Connerton says it could have been much worse because all the buildings in the area are sided with cedar shingles.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and no injuries were reported.

The beach is still scheduled to open for the season Saturday.


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