Overnight fire destroys vacant home in Newport

An overnight fire has destroyed a vacant home in Newport and caused thousands of dollars in damages to neighboring buildings.

Fire crews were called to 738 Columbia Street around 11:45 Monday night. Upon arrival, they found a vacant home completely engulfed in flames.

Crews from Newport, Covington, Southgate and Dayton all responded to extinguish the fire.

There is now a fire investigation team on-site from Campbell County trying to determine a cause.

No injuries have been reported.

Estimated damages to the neighboring properties is between $20,000 and $30,000.

FOX19 crews are on the scene and will bring you updated information as it becomes available.

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