Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Cumberland, Rhode Island

Cumberland Hair Salon Destroyed By Fire

Around Midnight on Wednesday morning Cumberland Police arrived at 1150 Mendon Road and reported smoke coming from the building and requested the fire department be notified. Engine 22 arrived first due and reported a one story commercial building with "smoke showing" and began interior operations. During this time Fire alarm notified crews of a second call for a building fire at 1370 Mendon Road "Everybody's Favorite Restaurant" and mutual aid responded into the town to that location, The fire was downgraded due to reports that the fire was extinguished and mutual aid was assigned to work at the fire and cover with Pawtucket's ladder returning to battle a fire in that city. Incident command reported heavy fire through out the building and initiated exterior operations evacuating the fire building as fire took possession extending through the roof, Truck 5 setup and flowed water from the ladder pipe while crews battled the fire from three sides which knocked down the heavy volume of fire in about forty five minutes. Companies remained on scene into the morning overhauling, No injuries were reported at either fire. Both fires are being called suspicious and are possibly related to a break in attempt at both locations.
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