VIDEO: 3 firefighters injured in massive Rhode Island hotel fire

  • Source: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
  • Published: 05/24/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters are still working to extinguish hotspots after a massive fire broke out inside a Newport hotel Monday evening. Crews responded to the Wayfinder Hotel on Admiral Kalbfus Road shortly after 8 p.m. as heavy flames and smoke could be seen for miles pouring from the roof and windows. Departments from six different communities were called in as mutual aid to help put out the flames at the four-story hotel, which is across the street from the old Newport Grand Casino. Newport Deputy Chief Mark Riding said three firefighters suffered minor injuries and no residents were hurt. “We actually had one firefighter go through a floor, he was rescued by the crews that were with him,” Riding said. “We don’t know if it was from the heat or the water weight that was causing collapses.”


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