Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The quarter-acre fire is said to be slow-burning.
Around 3:40 p.m., three Central Coventry Fire engines were dispatched to Industrial Drive in the area behind Seaside Casual for a reported brush fire. Crews are currently extinguishing the slow-burning blaze that is estimated to involve about a quarter acre of land running alongside a fence on the property. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Thursday night blaze scorched a section of woods, but caused no property damage.
Update (Apr. 20 - 12:33 p.m.): After surveying the damage with his crew and DEM Forest Ranger Dave Palumbo on Friday morning, CCFD Chief Bob Seltzer confirmed that the brush fire in the woods on Colvintown Rd. damaged about .85 of an acre of forest, but caused no property damage. He explained that a neighbor called the department around 7:30 p.m. to report the blaze and also to mention that kids on dirtbikes had been in the area before it began. It took crews about an hour to get the flames under control, with help from tanker trucks sent by Hope Jackson and Scituate departments. At the scene, a scorched lean-to was visible Friday morning, causing officials to believe that the location was a hangout for local youth. Dirtbikes and ATVs are …
Mutual aid was called to assist Western and Central Coventry departments in the blaze that damaged six acres.
Update: (Apr. 20 - 1:19 p.m.): Western Coventry Fire Chief Donald Hall and a group of firefighters returned to the scene Friday morning for three hours, where they surveyed the damage and checked for hot spots. An estimated six acres of land were damaged, some of which belongs to the Rhode Island Audubon Society's Parker Woodland. Hall explained that Scituate Fire Department had initially received the call for a smoke investigation around 6 p.m., but could not find the source. Western Coventry was then contacted and fought the blaze with mutual aid until about midnight. "We have no idea at all what started it, but I don't think it was spontaneous," he said. "I believe that somebody had to set it and we know there have been ATVs and …