April 15 @0405 hrs Stations 4+9 were dispatched to Berth Ave for smoke in the basement, occupants reporting no fire. E7 with a crew of 3, and L2 with a crew of 6 responded on the initial alarm. E7 called on scene at 0409 and gave a size up, reporting smoke showing from the first floor, of what appeared to be a single family, single floor dwelling. E7 struck the 2nd alarm and requested North Kingstown Fire to respond as the RIT team. L2 crew located basement access with heavy smoke in the basement. L2’s interior crew located the fire apartment and forced entry before conducting a primary search. E7’s crew stretched an attack line to the basement. L2’s exterior crew laddered the building and conducted vertical ventilation. UFD E12 laid a feeder from a nearby hydrant to E7. The fire was declared knocked down at 0419 hrs by command. Crews remained on scene overhauling, venting, and packing up until roughly 0600. The scene has been turned over to the State Fire Marshal.

UFD Units: E12 (Acting as E22), E1, E10, SH1 and C6

NKFD Units: E5, L1, C2

Delayed KFD Units: R6, SS4, C9, C8, C42

Other Agencies: South Kingstown EMS, South Kingstown Police, RI State Fire Marshal

Cover Photo Credit to Lt. Lima SKEMS.