Six occupants escape Burrillville, RI blaze.

May 01, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Burrillville, RI ~ Fire heavily damaged a group home for foster children in the Pascoag section of Burrillville at 140 Laurel Hill Rd on April 29, 2012. Heavy fire was found on arrival on the Delta side of the large Victorian style dwelling rapidly extending upwards from a side porch. All of the 6 occupants were safely evacuated as the first due companies arrived on scene.
 
Engine 42’s crew stretched a 2½” and also a 1¾” hose lines to rapidly attack the large volume of fire. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in minutes with tank water. Harrisville Engine 22 stretched LDH to a nearby hydrant to supply the scene and then the manpower assisted with checking for extension. Tower 4 threw their 85’ bucket to the roof and placed a roof ladder in position incase command gave the order to open the roof. Ladder 2 readied themselves on the Alpha/Bravo corner if conditions worsened. 
 
All of the Burrillville stations were alerted to the scene. Several hand lines were stretched in to make sure the fire didn’t extend into the structure. Firefighters opened up the Charlie/Delta side interior walls to make sure the flame spread didn’t make it inside the dwelling. Heavy smoke was found throughout the structure with very limited fire extension. Companies remained on scene for hours for overhaul and investigation efforts. The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s Office also assisted the local officials. 
 

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