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Newport Attic Catches Fire

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
The attic of a Newport Beach home caught fire Thursday, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said.

Eight Newport Beach Fire Department units responded to 1212 Seadrift at about 12:12 p.m. after receiving a report of smoke coming from the eaves of the home that was under construction, according to NBFD Capt. Glenn White. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found light smoke in the back of the house and found areas of unusual high heat in the attic.

"Smoke was found in the attic, although due to remodeling, some areas of the attic and roof structure were very difficult to access," White explained. "Ceiling drywall was eventually pulled down and revealed an electrical appliance in the attic, which was producing high heat, impacting the blown insulation, which in turn caused heavy smoke."

It took firefighters about an hour to get the situation under control and the house back into the hands of its owner and contractor, White said.

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