Monday, December 14, 2009 Cranston, Rhode Island

Early Morning Dwelling Fire In Cranston

Shortly before 04:00AM Cranston Fire Alarm dispatched A 3&1 Response for a reported structural fire at 1031 Broad Street at the corner of Wentworth Avenue. A Second call was received reporting a possible occupant trapped on the second floor and the working fire assignment was dispatched. Engine 1 arrived shortly thereafter with a well involved upper floor of a 2.5 story woodframe and initiated interior operations. Incident command made a request for an additional engine & truck and advised tower ladder 2 to setup on side one. Command determined that little progress was being made by interior crews and the evacuation order was sounded. Firefighters used multiple handlines and a elevated stream from the tower to make quick work of the overlapping fire leaving only an extensive overhaul operation which lasted into the morning. The occupant which was initially reported missing was safely located outside the building, no injuries were reported.
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