Rhode Island Firefighters Respond to Blaze

Burrillville, R.I. firefighters received calls for a fire at the RI DEM maintenance garage on the corner of Round Top Road and Brook Road around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters from the Harrisville District were first due and requested a second alarm to be struck due to heavy fire conditions and also lack of water supply.

A tanker task force was requested to the scene on this second alarm. Several big lines and a deck gun were used to knock the bulk of the fire down. Two Oakland-Mapleville engines set up on Brook Rd just down from the fire to supply the scene from a draft site while another engine set up a tanker fill site from further down stream.

The building was constructed with heavy timber in a "U" shaped design. The structure was like a car port with a shed roof over it all. There were not any doors to the garage. Two dump trucks, a tractor used for roadside mowing, a medium size back hoe, and several pickup trucks were inside of this storage area at the time of the fire and were all completely destroyed.