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Smithfield, RI - Lincoln Fire Alarm stilled out Station 3 to the area of Limerock Road and Jenckes Hill Road for a smoke investigation on March 16, 2010 around 2230hrs. Engines 31 and 32 responded and noticed a heavy smoke condition in the area but could not locate its origin. Police officers also assisted in the search through the neighborhoods. Engine 31’s Lieutenant radioed that he was on Limerock Road just over the Smithfield town line and had heavy fire from a dwelling set back off of the road. Engine 31’s crew found a 30x50 1.5sty wood frame vacant dwelling set back approximately 500 feet from the roadway with heavy fire venting from the roof. Deputy Chief 3 requested a first alarm from Smithfield to the scene due to the dwelling was in their town. Engine 32 assisted 31’s crew with hand line placement to begin fire attack. The hydrant at the corner of Jenckes Hill Road and Limerock Rd was tagged with a LDH feeder line and laid some 1200’ to the scene.Smithfield Engines 1, 2, 3 Medics 1 and 2, and chief officers responded to assist on fire suppression. An aggressive interior attack through the side B doorway commenced to knock down the heavy fire from within the dwelling. Companies opened the ceilings with hand lines standing by to access the attic area where the bulk of the fire was located. Extensive overhauling was needed in all areas of the structure due to the heavy fire damage. The fire was placed under control in 30 minutes. Searches were negative and there were no injuries reported. The Special Signal Association provided refreshments to the firefighters on scene.
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