UPDATE: Fire Crews Knock Down 2-Alarm Grant Drive Blaze, Family of Six Displaced

Fire crews responded to the two-alarm blaze shortly after 8 p.m. Monday.

Credit: Jon Pascua
Credit: Jon Pascua

Published Dec 2., at 8:53 p.m., Updated Dec. 3 at 10:19 a.m.

Update - Dec. 3, 10:19 a.m.: Two adults and four children have been displaced following Monday night's two-alarm blaze that ripped through their Grant Drive home, making it currently unlivable.

Red Cross volunteers Gary Brownell and Freddy Silva responded to assist the family with emergency food, clothing and personal care needs. The family was able to make alternative housing arrangements.

CCFD officials have confirmed that the fire believes to have originated from the home's kitchen, located in the basement portion of the raised ranch, but will not speculate on whether it has been deemed suspicious or not. 

Police continue to investigate.

Original Post: Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, Central Coventry and Coventry fire crews responded to 9 Grant Drive for a possible kitchen fire with visible smoke. 

Upon arrival at the raised ranch, fire officials called for assistance after noting flames spreading quickly from the first floor and within minutes to the roof. According to scanner reports, firefighters vented the roof to gain control of the blaze. Crews from Hopkins Hill, East Greenwich and West Warwick assisted.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., assisting companies including Mishnock, West Greenwich and West Warwick were released from the scene.

The extent of damage and cause of the fire are unknown at this time. No injuries were reported.

Cadre December 02, 2013 at 11:42 PM
This story must be inaccurate. I was told time and time again, that fires don't happen in Coventry. But what I can say, is that I do witness dumpster diving at its finest down near Edith street in back of fat bellies (Coventry Meadows). keep on keepin on.... Happy Hilidays!
miranda December 03, 2013 at 12:24 AM
I appreciate the right to free speech and all, but there is a family that is now homeless because of this fire. There are five children that live in that house and thank God they are all ok. A little sensitivity goes a long way Cadre
Skipper December 03, 2013 at 07:07 AM
All hands safe? Well done
Bill Adams December 03, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Where's the "investigative journalism" in Coventry? CCFD had a 2-alarm fire. Thankfully, the occupants are all safe - a CREDIT to all 1st responders. What impact, if any, was there on fireground operations with 3 out of 5 fire stations closed? If all five stations were in service, would as much mutual aid been required? What were the "times" it took mutual aid apparatus to respond? Pehaps an objective look at this fire could shed light on what is necessary for the protection of life, life and property in CCFD's response district. After all, that's why the fire department is there. That is what taxpayers and residents expect.
Cadre December 03, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Miranda, you are absolutely right. I apologize if I came off as cold and insensitive. This is an aweful turn of events to happen to a family and their home, not to mention that this occurred in the holiday season. I prey that their home is able to be refurbished without haste, and that they are able to get their lives back on track soon. Godspeed.
mad hatter December 03, 2013 at 03:50 PM
i commend you, Cadre for fixing your mistake.
Cadre December 03, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Thank you Hatter. Unfortunately, I respectfully still hate you.
mad hatter December 04, 2013 at 08:55 AM
i didnt say i wanted to get married and have kids.....
miranda December 09, 2013 at 08:03 PM
It means a lot that you took the time to respond to my post. Thank you Cadre. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


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