Fatal Newport Fire

Girl dies in early morning fire

A fire at a Tri-State sports bar claimed a life Friday Morning.  A fire at Joe's Sports bar has killed a young girl staying with her aunt in Newport.

Authorities say the girl's parents are out of town and that she was staying with her aunt and at least one other person in an apartment above a sports bar.

The fire broke out at Joe's Sports Bar on Patterson  around shortly before 5:30 this morning. Its cause is not yet known.