Fire, smoke briefly evacuate Newport on the Levee movie theater

NEWPORT, Ky. -- The AMC Theater at Newport on the Levee was evacuated for a short time Tuesday evening after a fire in the concession area sent smoke through the theater.

Grease from a popcorn machine caught fire at about 7:30 p.m., spreading smoke through various areas of the theater and setting off smoke alarms, Capt. Dietz of the Newport Fire Department said. All theaters were evacuated, but people were permitted to remain in the mall.

Firefighters used large overhead fans in the Levee to fight the smoke.

Once the smoke cleared at about 8:30 p.m., theater staff started to resume normal operations, Dietz said.

No one was hurt in the fire.


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