Monday, June 14, 2010 East Providence, Rhode Island
Afternoon Garage Fire In East Providence
Around 6:40 on Monday night East Providence fire alarm dispatched Engine's 5,1,3 Ladder 3 & Battalion 1 to Cross Street At Summit Street for a reported structure fire called in by police who were on scene. As crews responded Battalion One was notified of numerous calls being received and the balance of the working fire assignment was dispatched out. Engine Five arrived on scene and reported a fully involved structure and command requested the last remaining city apparatus to the scene for staging shortly thereafter a mutual aid box was filled out for station coverage. Heavy fire of the first and second floors of the large 1.5 story three bay garage extended thru the roof before being knocked down and held to the building of origin in about an hour. No injuries were reported during the fire which heavily damaged the building. Smoke from the fire drifted for miles and caused numerous calls for smoke in the area in neighboring Pawtucket.