Glocester, RI – A 5 alarm fire ripped through an occupied dwelling at 36 First Road around 1230hrs on October 23, 2009. All Glocester fire companies responded on the initial alarm. The first arriving officer reported smoke showing from a 20x40 1 story ranch style dwelling. As the first hand line was stretched into the dwelling, a rapidly spreading fire was found on the side 2-3 corner. An aggressive attack was underway as the fire continued to intensify. Command pulled all firefighters out for defensive attack as the fire was now spreading throughout the rear and attic area. Command requested an equivalent of 5 alarms to the scene for tankers, water supply, and manpower. The bulk of the heavy fire was knocked down in an hour. Companies were allowed to reenter the structure to start the overhauling process. The house was destroyed by the blaze and the possible cause and origin was believed to have been clothes dryer in the side 2-3 corner. All of the occupants were safely evacuated from the dwelling.