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Johnston, RI - Reports of a well involved occupied dwelling rang in around 0200hrs on August 1, 2009 for the area of Plainfield Pike and Hawkins Lane. Dispatch toned out Engines 1, 2, 3, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, and Battalion 1 for a confirmed working fire. Fire alarm then radioed to responding companies that people were jumping from the building. First due Engine 1 arrived to find a 1.5 story occupied Cape Cod style dwelling 50% involved. Heavy overlapping fire was venting from the first floor and a 1sty addition on side 3. Command requested Engine 4 along with a 2nd EMS Rescue to be dispatched to the scene. Two occupants had to jump from the second floor windows roughly 12’ to the ground to escape the heavy smoke and fire that was rapidly devouring the first floor living level. Johnston EMS transported one female jumper to a local hospital. The fire was brought under control in an hour using 4-1¾” hand lines. Companies stayed on scene for fire watch and investigation by state and local fire marshals.
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