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.
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.