Newport Creamery fire ruled accidental – restaurant expected to open Wednesday

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Officials have ruled Monday's Newport Creamery fire accidental.

Lt. Edward Owens said the fire is believed to be an accidental electric fire.

A manager at the store called fire fighters at about 10:15 p.m. Monday after smelling smoke in the basement.

The restaurant is expected to be back open Wednesday morning.

 

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