Home»Fire Incidents»2008 Incidents»Working Fire Lincoln, RI Lincoln High School Old River Rd October 3, 2008
LINCOLN, RI (PROVIDENCE COUNTY) - Lincoln Fire Alarm stilled out Stations 2, 1, 3 and Rescue 2 along with police for a reported car that struck the high school and was fully involved with the occupant still inside. Engine 31 arrived first and reported heavy fire from the old middle school entrance on side 1. Working fire companies, Ladder 51 (FAST) and Rescue 4 responded in to assist. Bystanders told firefighters that an occupant was indeed still inside the inferno. Two 1.75" handlines were stretched in to start the attack on the fire. Engine 1 secured the 5" LDH feeder to Engine 24. A single occupant was found deceased in the vehicle after companies from Engine 24 and 31 knocked the fire down. Rescue 2 and Rescue 4 performed a primary search of adjoining corridors, classrooms, and gymnasium. Ladder 51 set up their F.A.S.T. equipment on side 1 ready to deploy at a moments notice. After The fire was contained to the area of origin with heavy smoke damage to that wing of the school. The scene is being investigated by Lincoln Police and the RI State Fire Marshal's Office. The State Medical Examiner responded remove the victim for positive identification.