East Greenwich and North Kingstown firefighters Sunday were able to extinguish a fire at a house on Cindyann Drive that resulted in considerable smoke and water damage but the structure was saved. No human residents were in the house at the time of the fire but a dog was inside and was not able to be revived.
The alarm came in at 4:54 Sunday (9/18) afternoon. The department gets a lot of these sorts of alarms, said Capt. Bill Perry, and when firefighters first drove up, it looked like this alarm would be like most of the others – a pan that got too hot or the like – because the house looked normal from a distance. But as they walked up toward the house, they saw two windows had been blown out, a sign of extreme heat inside the structure, prompting an immediate call to North Kingstown Fire for backup.