Smithfield, RI ~ A resident alerted the fire department that the house next door was well involved with fire around 0630hrs on May 1, 2012. The house was in the process of being built in a subdivision near Georgiaville Pond on Crest Circle.
Firefighters reported a heavy column of smoke in the sky as they responded into the scene. Engine 2 arrived to find the 3000+ square foot house fully involved. Ladder 1 and Engine 1 a
rrived next due and tagged a hydrant to feed the deck guns and ladder pipes.
Hose lines were also stretched to protect an exposure on the Delta side as its vinyl siding was beginning to melt. Companies blitzed the dwelling with the heavy master streams until it collapsed into the basement. The dwelling was reported not to beoccupied at the time of the blaze. The cause is under investigation.