North Providence, RI – Engine 1, just clearing an EMS run, reported to fire alarm that they were investigating heavy smoke in the area around 0850hrs on May 13, 2009. They arrived to find this rear of this 1.5sty 20x40 occupied wood frame well involved at 53 Allen Avenue. Firefighters stretched in through the front door with a big line as heavy black smoke flowed over their helmets. The heavy fire was pushing from kitchen area and the three season room on the side 3-4 corner. Command requested a second alarm bringing in fire apparatus from Providence, Johnston, and Smithfield to work and cover. Several lines were stretched to the fire floor, second floor, and to the rear to suppress this blaze. Ladder 1 went up to the roof to vent and check for extension into the attic space finding negative results. The aggressive attack kept the bulk of the heavy fire contained to the rear of the dwelling and to the enclosed porch. The truckies opened up the majority of the dwelling to check for further fire spread. The fire was placed under control in roughly 30 minutes. The occupants were home at the time of the fire and evacuated safely as firefighters arrived on scene. Several animals were also rescued and treated at the scene by EMS with oxygen therapy. The North Providence Animal Control Officer cared for the animals on scene. The first 9 photos were supplied and taken by the NPFD. These 9 shots are not for sale on this website.