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SMITHFIELD, RI (PROVIDENCE COUNTY) - Smithfield Fire received 911 calls for a dwelling fire at 567 Putnam Pike (RTE-44) at Spring Street around 0820hrs on October 10, 2008. Fire due companies reported heavy smoke showing from a 2sty wdfm occupied dwelling. The firefighters found a cellar fire in the area of the electrical panel on the side 1 -2 corner. They stretched in an 1.75" handline to keep the fire in check as the power company shut the power to the dwelling. Once the power was shut off the fire was quickly knocked down. The fire was contained to the area of origin with no extension to the first floor. Companies opened up the walls and farmers porch floor decking above the fire. The dwelling sustained smoke damage throughout. North Providence and Johnston responded in for mutual aid assistance. There were no injuries reported.

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