Monday, April 16, 2012
The residents have been displaced, but no injuries were reported.
Around midnight on Saturday evening, four engines, a tower ladder and a rescue from Central Coventry Fire crews responded to a call for a house fire at 6 Metro Dr. The two adults and two children that resided in the raised ranch were out of the home when firefighters arrived. According to Dave Gorman of the CCFD, the cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but it appears the fire began in a wall on the second floor and spread to the roof line and into the attic. A possible cause is thought to have been an outdoor fireplace. The residents were displaced but are currently staying with family.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The blaze caused significant damage but there were no injuries.
At approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, crews from Central Coventry, Anthony and Hopkins Hill fire districts responded to a house fire at 5 Colonial Road. One member of the four-person household was home at the time and called 911 after getting herself safely out of the residence. The blaze caused significant damage to the kitchen and living areas of the home as well as to the roof and outdoor patio area. According to Central Coventry Fire Chief Bob Seltzer, there were no injuries and it is said to have been an accidential fire. "We believe it was ignited by a discarded cigarette," he said. The two adults and two children of the home will be temporarily staying with family.
Monday, January 16, 2012
The blaze is said to have started in the basement.
Officials say that a Western Coventry home at 141 Rice City Road began in the basement on Sunday afternoon. A faulty electrical panel in the basement is the suspected cause. The residence sustained smoke and interior damage including burnt walls and a heavy soot cover before fire apparatus from Western Coventry Fire Department and several other nearby departments arrived. The homeowners were on vacation in New Hampshire during the incident but relatives were staying at the residence. There were no reported injuries.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The residence, originally communicated as 215 Harkney Hill Rd., has been corrected to 1 Stuart Dr.
Update - Jan. 13 10 a.m.: Pauline Hawkins is in critical condition at Rhode Island hospital and her husband, Claude is listen in good conditon. Officials believe the blaze began as an electrical fire and oxygen tanks within the home exacerbated the situation. Jan. 12: Two Coventry residents were hospitalized — one with burns over nearly half her body — after an early morning fire, according to a release from Coventry Police Chief Bryan Volpe. Coventry Fire Alarm reported an active dwelling fire at 1 Stuart Drive at about 8:10 a.m. While fire personnel and police were en route, the residents of the home had been removed but did sustain burns from the fire. Upon arrival, the residents, identified as Claude Hawkins, 74, and his wife, Pauline …
The Harkney Hill Rd. residence was responded to shortly after 8 a.m.
Update - 9:15 a.m.: Crews were ordered out of the residence shortly after 9 a.m. A total of two victims were transported to the hospital. The cause of the blaze is still unknown. 9:05 a.m.: Police Chief Bryan Volpe explained that residents of the home escaped, however one female had suffered burns but was conscious when transported to the hospital. All Coventry fire departments, along with crews from Mishnock and West Greenwich are still fighting the blaze and the cause remains unknown. "They're having some trouble getting this thing out," said Volpe. 8:20 a.m.: Fire and emergency apparatus from Central Coventry Fire District responded to a house fire at 215 Harkney Hill Rd. around 8 a.m. on Thursday morning. Officials say that the home …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
CCFD and CPD responded around 11:45 p.m.
Central Coventry Fire Department and Coventry Police responded to a two-alarm structure fire at 9 Howard Ave. at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Lt. John Shields, police officers on scene reported that the building, a vacant mill, was burning, but not fully involved and fire personnel were already on the scene controlling the blaze. One officer stated that he saw flames coming through the main building's doors and windows. Mutual aid was given by West Warwick fire apparatus. The building was unoccupied at the time and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Check back to Coventry Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The blaze caused smoke, water and fire damage to the home.
At 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Coventry Fire District responded to a home at 8 Bennett St. for a structure fire. Fire apparatus arrived on scene at 4:20 a.m. and worked to control the fire for about twenty minutes. Chief Paul Labbadia reported that two adult residents were inside of the home when the fire began and one was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but should be released later today. Smoke and water damage were sustained throughout the home as well as fire damage in the room where the blaze began. The residence was also home to four cats, one that firefighters found unharmed on scene and three that Labbadia believes ran out when the owner opened the door. "We can't find them in the house, but that's a good …