Thursday, April 18, 2013
WFD responded to two-alarm call at about 9:20 a.m.
Woonsocket firefighters put out a fire at a house at 227 Greene St. near the corner of Bernon Street about 10 a.m. today. The two-alarm call went out at about 9:20 a.m., according to a report on twitter from Matthew Gregoire at @ProvFireVideos, who posted a photo from the scene. Firefighters found heavy fire on the second floor that had extended into the attic, according to reports. In Gregoire's photo, smoke billowed from an open window at the roof's peak as firefighters atop the building attempted to reach the blaze from above. Woonsocket Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Mike Morin says exact cause of blaze is still under investigation.
A young couple's plans to remodel 194 Norman St. are in ruins as the Woonsocket Fire Marshal continues investigating the cause of a fire that began in the basement Feb. 19 at least 30 minutes before firefighters were alerted. The dwelling appears a loss, said Fire Marshal Mike Morin about the fire-wracked home. According to the city's tax assessor's database, the home was valued at $135,400. "It's a real sad situation," Morin said. Morin said the fire definitely began in the basement, and was probably burning for 30-45 minutes before the fire department was notified by a 911 call. Since the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at 7:45 p.m., Morin said the fire had to have been burning a while beforehand, likely reaching …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Three-building, three story blaze was second call of the day.
The Woonsocket Fire Department responded to their second call in nine hours at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, putting out a fire at 272 Front St. by about 10:13 p.m. Residents of the building remained outside watching at about 11 p.m. as firefighters scoured the interior for any remaining hot spots. Heather Lawrence, who lived in the building, said she was in her apartment when a woman started yelling that the building was on fire. She asked if the woman had dialed 911, which she hadn't, so Lawrence made the call, knocked on neighbors doors to alert them, and got out. The residents didn't have much time to make their escape. Raymond Brown said he heard an alarm at about 9:20 p.m., and rushed outside. By the time he got out of the …