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Smithfield, RI - The firefighters from the Smithfield, RI Fire Department were dealt a bust Sunday morning on April 11, 2010. Around 0900hrs back to back medical calls rang into fire alarm tying up the on duty staff. Fire Alarm toned out for the personnel on call to man their apparatus in the empty firehouses. Medic 1 and 2 were on their way to the hospital with their patients as Fire Alarm received 911 calls for a reported dwelling fire at 4 Sebille Rd with reports of occupants trapped in the structure. Engines 1 and 2 responded into the scene with a mutual aid from North Providence Engine 4 and Lincoln Ladder 20. Engine 1 arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a 25x70 1.5sty wood frame occupied dwelling. Engine 1 personnel found an occupant in distress at the second floor dormer window on side 1. Firefighters rapidly deployed a ground ladder to the window and rescues the occupant as she was getting ready to jump. A hand line was then stretched into the fire floor to begin interior fire attack. A second occupant who was searching for the rescued party was lead to safety from the first floor. Engine 2 arrived and had to hand jack several hundred feet of LDH to the closet hydrant near Village Road to Engine 1's front intake. Medic 2 treated the occupants for smoke inhalation and transported them to a local hospital. Medic 1 cleared the hospital and also rushed to the scene. Command had Medic 1's crew stretch a back up line to the upper floor. North Providence Engine 4 assisted searches and then overhauling. Lincoln Ladder 20 placed several salvage covers on the first floor to protect belongings. Several large skylights on side C aided in roof vent operations. Harmony Rescue was requested to the scene to assist with EMS standby. The bulk of the heavy fire was reported to be contained to the contents of a side A/B room with some extension up wards via the interior stairwell. The fire is under investigation and the status of the injured parties are unknown at the time of this story.

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