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Cumberland, RI – Stations 4, 5, 2, and 1 along with Rescue 2 responded to 200 Heroux Boulevard for a reported fire in a condo complex. Engine 41 arrived to find heavy smoke showing from Unit 406. The block of condos consisted of 8 units that are constructed of light weight truss framing. Firefighters lead off by stretching a 1 ¾” hand line through the side 1 front entryway. As companies advanced up to the second floor, a heavy smoke condition was encountered. Engine 41 sat on its own hydrant for water supply. Engines 22 and 54 stretched in back-up lines to the first floor and fire floor. Interior crews found a heavy fire condition in the bathroom and attic area above. Cumberland Truck 1 assisted with the overhauling on the interior as water was played on the fire. Lincoln Ladder 20 threw their stick to the rook to provide vertical ventilation. Command requested an extra engine from Woonsocket and a ladder from Lincoln to stage on scene. Mutual aid companied covered the empty firehouses and to handle several other calls for assistance throughout the town. The primary and secondary searches proved negative as the apartment was vacant at the time of this fire. The Ri State Fire Marshal’s Office will be assisting in the cause and origin of this fire.
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