Middle Rd. House Heavily Damaged In Fire Saturday Night

by | Jan 11, 2015

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Fire heavily damages the house at 1796 Middle Road Saturday night, Jan. 10.

A fire at 1796 Middle Road caused extensive damage Saturday night. Family members escaped unharmed; one firefighter suffered a minor injury while rescuing a dog, EG Fire Chief Russell McGillivray said.

EG fire got a call about the fire at around 7:30 p.m. In addition to EGFD, firefighters from Warwick, West Warwick and North Kingstown responded to the fire, McGillivray said. The cause of the fire is under investigation but it is not considered suspicious, he said.

The injured firefighter was bit in the hand by the dog as he was removing the animal from the house. He was treated at Kent Hospital and released.

The house belongs to George Smith. The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the family.

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The enclosed porch and the room next to the porch received the most damage.

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The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for residents of the house.

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The enclosed porch.


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