Fire damages Newport home; garage destroyed in separate fireA fire damaged a second-floor balcony on a Newport home Monday afternoon, two days after a blaze destroyed a Newport garage containing collector trucks.
By: Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin
A fire damaged a second-floor balcony on a Newport home Monday afternoon, two days after a blaze destroyed a Newport garage containing collector trucks.
Firefighters and emergency responders were called around 3:30 p.m. to a house fire at 455 Sixth St., about a block from Pioneer Park.
Newport firefighters called St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove authorities for backup, but the fire appeared to be contained to the balcony and exterior door framing. The fire was extinguished shortly after crews responded.
The home is listed as owned by Cottage Grove residents David Schneider and Linda Patten.
Further information was not immediately available.
Two days earlier, a garage burned at a home at 1810 Barry Drive.
Newport Fire Chief Mark Mailand said crews were called at 9:42 p.m. Saturday. The unattached two-stall garage was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Two classic trucks were inside. The garage was destroyed, Mailand said. The fire started when the homeowner was welding in the garage.
The owner tried to extinguish the fire; he got smoke inhalation but was not transported by ambulance, Mailand said.
The home is owned by Christopher Antholz, according to county property records.