Tuesday, April 30, 2013
House was fully engulfed by fire when firefighters arrived.
Woonsocket Firefighters were called to Springwater Drive this afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. for a house fire, according to reports. When firefighters arrived at the two-alarm scene, the house was fully engulfed with fire. By 2:45 p.m., the bulk of the fire was knocked down, according to reports. Matthew Gregoire at ProvFireVideos was on-scene and captured a few photos of the Woonsocket Fire Department's response, including this photo showing a ladder truck and about 12 firefighters working to control the fire. Gregoire reported the fire was out by about 2:47 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
One person suffered burn injuries from the fire, according to reports.
The Woonsocket Fire Department has extinquished a 2-alarm fire at 160 Blackstone St., with a report of one person suffering burn injuries. The WFD received the call for the vacant building at about 4 p.m., and the fire was extinquished about half an hour later. One person suffered burn injuries from the fire, according to reports, and was transported from the scene by an EMS unit. Matthew Gregorie at @ProvFireVideos has tweeted a picture from the scene. Woonsocket Patch will update this report as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Home fully engulfed by flame when trucks arrived.
Woonsocket Firefighters responded to 194 Norman St. at about 7:45 p.m. for a house fire, putting the blaze out within about an hour. Woonsocket Patch received these photos from the scene courtesy of Michael Heroux, who reported about 15 firefighters, three trucks and a ambulance responded. He said the house was fully engulfed by flame when fire trucks arrived. Matthew Gregoire of @ProvFireVideos tweeted the trucks were cleared from the scene at about 9 p.m. He tweeted a photo of Tower Ladder 2 extending a bucket with two firefighters putting water on the fire from above at about 8 p.m. We'll update this story as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Location of Lincoln Street fire found, cause of Front Street blaze discovered.
Woonsocket Fire Marshal Mike Morin reports the investigation of the fires that struck two city apartment buildings Jan. 10 reveals they were accidental. The first fire, which Woonsocket firefighters were called to 179 Lincoln St. at about 12:30 Jan. 10, started on the porch chair. "We know exactly where the fire started," Morin said. They're still investigating how it happened, he said, though they believe it was an accident. With the 272 Front St. Fire, where firefighters were called at about 9:20 p.m. the same day, Morin said, "It was a table lamp that was knocked over." The fire began in a bedroom at the back of the building, Morin said, when something caused a lamp to fall over onto a pile of clothes that then caught fire. A nearby …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Fire Department called to shop at 12:55 a.m. this morning.
An overnight fire summoned the Woonsocket Fire Department to Donut X-press at 17 Front St. early this morning at 12:55 a.m., according to the the city's Fire Marshal's Department. The fire was put out by 2:49 a.m. Woonsocket Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Residents of all but four apartments returned to their homes.
Woonsocket Firefighters repsonded to a first-floor fire at Chateau Clare, 16 Greene St., early Sunday morning, according to the Providence Journal. The Woonsocket Call reports about 30 residents were displaced. Their website has a photo of firefighters inside the building. The Journal reports the residents from all but four apartments were allowed to return to their homes. The Woonsocket Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Fire leaves people outside on cold night.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Firefighters from five towns called in to fight stubborn two-building fire on Rebekah Street.
A three-alarm fire that started at 97 Rebekah St. today damaged two buildings and brought in firefighters from five towns. The fire, which began on the second floor of the three-story home, raged for several hours, catching hold of a neighboring building at 105 Rebekah and displacing residents of both rental properties. All residents were evacuated safely. No one was injured in the blaze, but Deputy Chief John Danis believes several cats died. Two cats and a bird were rescued. Reports of the fire came in at 11:56 a.m. "We got multiple calls this morning," said Danis. At 4:30 p.m. this afternoon the fire marshal was still trying to determine the cause. Firefighters from Blackstone, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Bellingham and …