Firefighters and staff with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management were continuing to monitor flare-ups along Pasquiset Trail after a Sunday afternoon brush fire torched nearly an acre of woodland.
Firefighters and DEM staff remained on the property into Monday evening, more than 24 hours after the initial response, as hot spots continued to threaten to reignite. The fire was extinguished following a multi-faceted response that included a resident at 220 Pasquiset Trail using his own excavation equipment to aid firefighters.
It was a difficult response because of the winds and drier weather, which created extreme conditions," said Capt. Matt Dowling. "It was a great response by everyone involved, and it helped to contain the fire and prevent more significant damage from occurring."