Glocester, RI ~ A fast moving fire gutted Snow’s Clam Box at 2461 Putnam Pike in the West Glocester section of the town around 0530am on November 30, 2014. The building had an apartment on the second floor where a mother and her 12 y/o son along with their 2 dogs lived. They escaped safely before the fire department arrived on scene.
The Chief arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the complex’s bar area on the A/B side of the restaurant. He ordered a working fire and tanker task force to the scene. The bar area erupted with heavy fire from the entry door and 2 bay windows seconds after his arrival. A second alarm was requested as conditions were worsening.
The West Glocester (Station 3) firefighters arrived and quickly went into action with attack lines. Crews pushed into the bar area to battle the overlapping fire. Quint 31’s stick was raised to the roof over the bar for ventilation work. Heavy charged smoke was pushing from the vent hole after the ceiling was pushed in. Stations 1 and 2 arrived to set up back up lines and water supply. Tankers had to be used due to the lack of hydrants in the area of town.
The aggressive attack knocked the bulk of the fire down in less than 10 minutes. There was some extension to the apartment above the restaurant and to the attic space on the A/D corner of the building. Quick acting firefighters opened the ceilings to expose the spreading fire and knocked this extension down before it spread further.
Mutual aid responded to work and cover the town’s firehouses. The fire was considered under control in about 75 minutes. The state fire marshal’s office and local officials continued to investigate what caused a fire.
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