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Lido Isle home catches fire during Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Firefighters responded to a Lido Island house fire during the first night of the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the fire department said.
(Newport Beach Fire Department)

A fire engulfed the second story of a Lido Isle home Wednesday evening during the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, authorities said.

No one was injured, according to the Newport Beach Fire Department.

The blaze became visible to parade spectators just before 7 p.m., according to an email from Newport Beach resident Peggy Palmer, who filmed the fire on her cell phone.

The fire began after the opening night fireworks display, Palmer said, but it wasn’t clear what started it, according to the fire department. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


The Newport Beach Fire Department responded with assistance from Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach fire departments to the two-alarm fire.

Firefighters found no one in the home and immediately went to work extinguishing the fire, which was confined to the second floor, Newport Beach Fire Department said.

Authorities did not identify the exact location of the home Thursday morning but the Orange County Register reported that it was in the 100 block of Via Dijon.