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LINCOLN, RI – For the second time in less than 12 hours the southern end firefighters from Lincoln went to work at a structure fire. This time, Engine 56 was stilled out to respond to the utility pole outside #1431 Smithfield Avenue for a possible transformer fire. The engine arrived to find nothing showing from the pole in front of the dwelling, which is an occupied 30x50 3.5sty wood frame dwelling. The lieutenant in charge began investigating a possible power surge in the structure. Companies encountered a heavy smoke condition on the second and third floor and requested the box to be filled out for a structure fire. Engines 4, 32, Ladder 51, Rescue 4 all responded on the first alarm. Engine 4 grabbed the hydrant and laid in a 4” feeder. Interior crews found heavy fire extending from the inside walls on the 1-4 corner on the second and third floors were the electrical service was located on the house. Ladder 51 set up in the driveway and threw its stick to the corner were the fire was located. Firefighters opened up from the inside and outside to expose the fire. Hose lines were in place as the walls were opened and quickly knocked the fire down before it extended to the attic area. Command requested Engine 31 to the scene for manpower due to the extreme frigid temperatures. Squad 21 and Rescue 2 responded in on the working fire also for FAST and EMS Rehab sector.The American Red Cross was called to help with the displaced occupants. The investigation was being conducted by the Lincoln Fire and Police Departments. No injuries were reported during the blaze.
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