Warwick, RI ~ On a very humid evening with rain showers in the area callers reported a 3rd floor deck/porch fire in a large condo style building at 940 Quaker Lane on July 15, 2012. Engine 5 arrived to find a fire on porch of building 9 on the 3rd floor that appeared to be extending inside.
The boss of Engine 5 stated that they were stretching a 2.5” line to attack the fire via the stairwell. The fire had extended into the attic above the apartment. Companies quickly knocked the fire on the exterior down with the big line.
The ceilings on the interior of the apartment had to be opened up to expose the extending fire. An aggressive interior attack kept the damage to the fire apartment and the attic above.
Several special calls were made to get additional apparatus to the scene to relieve the weary brave firefighters. The Special Signal Association’s Canteen 2 was on scene to provide much needed refreshments.