VIDEO: 3 firefighters injured in massive Newport hotel fire

  • Source: WPRI-TV CBS/MyNetwork 12 Providence
  • Published: 05/24/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters are still working to put out hotspots after a massive fire broke out inside a Newport hotel Monday night. Crews responded to the Wayfinder Hotel on Admiral Kalbfus Road shortly after 8 p.m. as heavy flames and smoke could be seen for miles pouring from the roof and windows. Departments from six different communities were called in to help knock down the flames at the four-story hotel, which is across the street from the old Newport Grand Casino. Deputy Fire Chief Mark Riding said three firefighters suffered minor injuries, but no guests were hurt. “We actually had one firefighter go through a floor. He was rescued by the crews that were with him,” Riding said. “We don’t know if it was from the heat or the water weight that was causing collapses.”



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