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Cumberland, RI (Valley Falls) – Around 1315hrs on January 8, 2010 the Cumberland Fire Alarm Office received calls for 42 Abbott Street reporting a dwelling fire. Stations 1, 2, 4, & 5 were all on the way within minutes of the alarm. Truck 1 arrived to find heavy smoke showing from an occupied 2.5 story 40x70 wood frame dwelling. Chief 1 reported that he had fire showing from side “C” on his arrival. Truck 1’s crew stretched a 1 ¾” attack line from their 2000 KME 1500/500 75’ rear mount aerial. Engine 1 tagged the hydrant on Titus Street and stretched in 4” LDH supply line to Truck 1. Engine 22 was instructed to take a line into the structure to back up the attack line. Engine 41 and Truck 5 assisted in primary searches on their arrival which proved negative. The interior crews reported that the fire was knocked down and contained to the area of origin about 15 minutes into the fire. Chief 1 requested a ladder from Central Falls to the scene and had them set up on the side 1-2 corner. Command had the Central Falls truckies become the FAST team as they where on the way to the roof to open up due to the fire being knocked down. Companies performed overhaul and salvage proving that was no extension to the upper floors. Rescues 1 and 2 provided EMS rehab and stood by incase of injuries. The Providence Canteen arrived to provide refreshments to the firefighters. Lincoln Engine 4, Ladder 20 and North Attleboro Engine 5 covered empty Cumberland stations during the fire. The RI State Fire Marshal will be assisting the Cumberland Fire and Police with cause and origin.

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