11-28-2012 Pawtucket, Rhode Island - blackstonevalley

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Busy Day In Pawtucket

On Tuesday afternoon shortly after 12:30 a passing Pawtucket Police officer noticed smoke coming from a occupied residential structure at 477 Mineral Spring Avenue in the Fairlawn Section of the city and requested the fire department. Engine's 5,1,2 Ladder 1 & Battalion Chief responded, a large column of smoke greeted engine five as the crew turned onto Mineral Spring from Smithfield Avenue and a Code Red was transmitted. Engine 3, Ladder 2 & Rescue 1 filled in on the assignment as companies on scene began a interior attack on a heavy fire condition in the basement on side three. Three hand lines were stretched and firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement area with little extension to the upper floors of the large 3.5 story woodframe. The fire is under investigation but was likely caused by a space heater left unattended.

A half hour after crews cleared the fire Engine 1 & Rescue 2 were dispatched to Pine Street & Marrin Street in the Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket for a vehicle accident, car into a tree. Engine one arrived and reported a two vehicle accident with entrapment, subsequently Engine 2 was special called to preform the extrication along with Central Falls Rescue 1 who responded to aid the second driver who sustained minor injuries. The extrication lasted five minutes and the driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence for further treatment.

As crews packed up from the accident scene fire alarm dispatched Engine's 6,3,4 Ladder 2 & Battalion Chief to 50 Manistee Street in the Darlington Section of the city for a reported garage fire. Lieutenant Masse the officer in charge of engine two reported heavy smoke showing from George Street as engine six reported the Code Red with heavy black smoke showing from the station. Engine 2, Ladder 1 & Seekonk Rescue 1 filled in on the working fire assignment. Engine six arrived to find a well involved one story garage with fire extending into the attached one story private dwelling. A interior attack was initiated however was hampered for a short time due to opposing streams and acetylene and oxygen tanks stored inside. Ladder Two setup at the corner of Oregon Avenue and cut a hole in the roof to vent smoke and heat for firefighters inside. The garage was heavily damaged however the home was spared from extensive damage. Rescue 2 cleared the hospital and responded to allow the Seekonk crew to return to their town. The cause of the fire is under investigation but is likely to have been caused by a wood stove. No injuries were reported and the Providence Canteen responded to provide rehab
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