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Woonsocket, RI (Providence County) – Fire Alarm stilled out Engines 6, 1, 3, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Chief 1 to 134 Asylum Street in the Fairmount section of the city for a reported building fire. As companies were turning out, fire alarm opened up the vocals reporting several calls were being taken also with police on scene reporting a working fire. On arrival, Ladder 1 reported heavy smoke showing from a 30x50 2.5styy wdfm dwelling. Engine 1 arrived and stretched a 1.75” attack line to the side 4 doorway into the dwelling to begin the fire attack. Heavy smoke started to issue from the structure as the door was forced open. The windows on the first floor level of side 1 began to show heavy fire rolling across the ceiling. Engine 1’s crew aggressively pushed into the first floor battling heavy smoke and fire conditions. The first floor then flashed sending heavy fire racing up the entire front side of the dwelling. Engines 6 and 3 arrived to help with back up lines and feeders. Engine 6 should have been first due but they were out on a medical run at the time of the still. Several lines were stretched into the structure from side 1 and 4. Ladder 1 made the roof and placed a vent hole on side 4 releasing the heat and smoke trapped in the attic. Engine 2, Ladder 2 (FAST), Rescue 2, along with other command/investigative cars responded into the scene to support units on scene The bulk of the heavy fire was knocked down in roughly 40 minutes. Firefighters continued to open up and overhaul finding pockets of hidden fire. No injuries were reported. A report of up to 4 occupants lived in the dwelling but it is unknown if they were home at the time of the fire. The Woonsocket Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating cause and origin.
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