Firefighters injured in Woonsocket blaze

WPRI / Tyler Unwin

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a house fire broke out in Woonsocket.

According to fire officials, the flames started at 74 Vine Street around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Walsh said the blaze was a four-alarm fire – and two first responders were treated for dehydration.

No one else was injured, according to Walsh.

Several companies were called to assist, including Smithfield, Cumberland, Lincoln and Bellingham.

Photo: WPRI / Tyler Unwin
Photo: WPRI / Tyler Unwin

Walsh said the additional support was necessary because of high heat outside.

“The first amount of companies that arrived was the first alarm assignment. We immediately struck a second alarm then a third alarm and due to the high heat, the ambient temperatures outside and our firefighters working so hard it struck an additional alarm just for man power,” he said.

The fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family that was impacted by the fire.

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