March 18, 2018: KFD Engine 9, Ladder 2, Chief 9 responded along with Union Fire Department to Blueberry Road in West Kingston for a residential fire alarm activation. On scene units reported heavy smoke from the rear of the house. E9 advanced the first hoseline before being forced to stretch a second due to a hardware failure of the first. L2 performed interior searches, vertical ventilation, and vent-enter-search operations. UFD Cheif 7 had command of the incident. Mutual aid tankers were requested but not needed after over 1,600 of 5″ was laid down from the nearest hydrant.


WPRI Report:

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A house fire in South Kingstown sent one person to the hospital Sunday evening. Fire officials on the scene told us, two people were inside the home on Blueberry Lane when the fire started shortly after five o’clock. One person was transported to the hospital as a precaution. We’re also told a firefighter sustained an eye injury. The damage to the home appeared to be extensive, flames and smoke could be seen coming from the roof, but it’s unclear if the house is a total loss. The fire chief said crews had to use sixteen hundred feet of hose because there were not any hydrants nearby. It took firefighters a couple of hours to put out the flames. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.