Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The fire that destroyed a multi-unit home on Johnson's Pond is said to have started in a clothes dryer.
3:20 p.m.: Reports indicate that homeowner Bob Houghton and his tenants are currently homeless as none of the occupants of the home had insurance. The dog that was transported to Ocean State animal hospital has been treated and released. 10:58 a.m.: According to Central Coventry Fire Captain David Gorman, the fire is believed to have started in an operational clothes dryer located in a first floor laundry room. "We think that there may have been a clogged dryer hose that backed everything up and caught the clothes on fire," said Gorman. "From there the fire looks to have spread to the kitchen into the attic and then to the rest of the house." 5:17 a.m.: According to officials, one woman was transported to Kent Hospital with non-life …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The damage was minimal, however residents should be reminded to take caution and abstain from any open burning during dry, windy weather.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, three engines from Central Coventry Fire Department and one from Anthony Fire Department responded to a brush fire at 1650 Flat River Rd., on a half acre section of land between Rebuilder's Automotive Supply and Industrial Dr. Chief Bob Seltzer of CCFD said that several magazines and pieces of trash were found in the area that suggest a possible gathering place for locals, however no fort or structure was found as in similar recent fires. "We knocked it down pretty quick and the damage was minimal - mainly just grass," said Seltzer. "It was a very small area compared to everything else we've responded to lately."
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The blaze burned about an acre of wooded area.
UPDATE (Apr. 17 6:25 p.m.): Fire Chief Bob Seltzer has stated that the brush fire that began on Ferncrest Dr. Tuesday afternoon affected about an acre of land but caused no damage to the residential area nearby. Based on information from a nearby resident, the blaze may have been caused by local juveniles who frequented a wooden "fort" in the woods. The structure was destroyed in the fire. "There was heavy timber burning and a lot of fallen trees," said Seltzer. "It looked a lot worse than it was because of such heavy smoke." There is still no confirmed cause of the fire. Apr. 17 - 3:14 p.m.: According to Central Coventry Fire Chief Bob Seltzer, fire crews are responding to a brush fire in the wooded area behind Sandy Bottom Road. Flames …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Police have identified the victim as Lowell Cornell, 53.
Update: (Apr. 14 - 10:35 a.m.) The Coventry Police Department has released the following information: At approximately 9:54 p.m. on Apr. 13 the Coventry Police received a 911 call reporting an ATV crash with injuries in the wooded area behind Linda Dr. First responders located the scene of the crash approximately a quarter mile in the woods where they began life saving efforts. After about an hour of those efforts, the lone ATV operator, Lowell Cornell, 53, of Coventry, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted, responded and took custody of Cornell’s body. The cause of crash remains under investigation. Apr. 14 - 8:47 a.m. Coventry Police and Fire, along with aid from West Greenwich and DEM, responded …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The incident is said to have had happened with a Kent Hospital staffer.