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Firefighters Extinquish Two-Alarm Fire At St. Michael's Church

Fire started at about 4:30 a.m., drew entire fire department.

 

Woonsocket firefighters have put out an early morning two-alarm attic fire at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church  at 74 Harris Ave. that required the efforts of the entire fire department.

According to WPRI.com, all of the WFD's 26 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was difficult to put out because of the building's limited access to the attic, where the fire was contained. No one was in the church at the time of the fire WPRI reports.

Matthew Gregorie at Matthew Gregoire ‏@ProvFireVideos reported from the scene via Twitter when firefighters were first called to the church at about 4:30 a.m., posting a photo of the fire in progress, then one of a ladder crew fighting the fire from above.

An hour later, Gregorie reported fire crews were using a deck gun to fight the fire, posting a photo of a team of firefighters carrying the equipment into the church. 

Firefighters had the blaze out by about 6:50 a.m., according to a scanner report.

Woonsocket Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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