Newest, most expensive fire truck in Rhode Island city damaged during house fire

  • Source: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
  • Published: 05/17/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The newest and most expensive truck in the Providence Fire Department’s fleet is out of service after a partial roof collapse caused significant damage. The city’s fire chief says Tower Ladder One is primarily used for its 100-foot extendable ladder and bucket. Crews responded Saturday afternoon to a fire at a three-story, multi-family home on Stanwood Street. They used Tower Ladder One to reach a third-story window and search for people inside. Once it was in place, a portion of the burning roof fell onto the truck’s bucket. “When it was extended in the air, that roof came down into the bucket and effectively turned the inside of this bucket into a fire pit,” Chief Derek Silva told 12 News. The interior of the bucket was burned and its cables and controls melted, according to Silva.


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