A building near the Wickford Shipyard Marina in North Kingstown has been deemed a total loss after a massive three-alarm fire early Tuesday morning, according to North Kingstown Fire Chief Scott Kettelle.
Firefighters from several surrounding communities including Narragansett, South Kingstown, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, and Exeter responded to Steamboat Avenue after the first call came in around 4:07 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chief Kettelle. “The building in question is a light-gauge metal building, so it is not heavily constructed. As a result, early on in the fire, we had a collapse of some of the sidewalls,” said Chief Kettelle. “There were no people inside the building, so we did not risk putting people in at that point. We kept people at a safe distance.”