Rhode Island News

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Man dies after fire in Providence

A man has died following an early morning apartment fire in Providence. Crews were called to the Hillcrest Village Apartments on Leander St. around 1 a.m. for a report of a fire. Providence Deputy Fire Chief Brian Mahoney says, the man was found unresponsive inside an apartment and required CPR. He was brought to Rhode Island Hospital with excessive smoke inhalation and later died from his injuries. The man’s name is not being released at this time. Mahoney said investigators continue to look into what caused the fire.
WPRI-TV FOX 12 Providence

‘Fire Station No. 1’ on Mill Street in Newport sells for $3.05 million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the sale of 25 Mill Street in Newport. The property, which is known as “Fire Station No. 1” sold for $3.05 million. According to Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Michelle Drum and Kate Rooney of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty represented the sellers. The buyer was represented by Tom Rao of Hogan Associates. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty says about the property, “Built in 1885, the fire station has been restored to include functioning barn doors, decorative shingling, oversized windows, brass fire pole, and a 65-foot tall lookout tower, the highest private viewing spot in Newport. With multiple potential uses, the 6,000+ sq. ft. building currently includes an apartment, showroom, office space, and rooftop deck overlooking the harbor and Queen Anne Square area”.
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Pawtucket home damaged by kitchen fire; 10 displaced

Ten Pawtucket residents were forced out into the cold due to a kitchen fire Thursday night, according to Pawtucket Fire Captain Richard Taylor. The fire broke out on the second floor of a multi-family home on Dunnell Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Taylor said while firefighters were able to knock the flames down quickly, all three floors sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage. “It had potential to really escalate if they didn’t get in there,” Taylor said. Raudney Andrade, who lives on the first floor and owns the building, tells 12 News he immediately went up to the second floor to check on his tenants when he heard the smoke detectors going off. “I thought they were just frying something, but nobody was answering,” Andrade recalled. “I saw smoke coming off of the door, from the bottom and on top. I ran outside, and on the last window, from the kitchen, there was fire coming out.”
WPRI-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV 12 Providence

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