Eight homes evacuated as sinkholes emerge in Newport

Eight homes evacuated as sinkholes emerge in Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. – At least two sinkholes have swallowed an area just north of downtown Newport, Newport Fire reports.

Fire crews had to evacuate eight homes and shut off power Sunday. On Monday fire crews tell us more homes could be threatened.

With only light rain Monday, following a weekend downpour, the sink holes have not grown, Newport Fire spokesperson Tracy Cole tells us.

Photo courtesy of David Morgan at Lincoln County's Internet Daily.