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WFD Puts Out Minor Fire at Rhode Island Mall

Warwick Fire Department HQ on Veterans Memorial Parksway.
Warwick Fire Department HQ on Veterans Memorial Parksway.

Warwick, RI — A minor fire inside the main part of Rhode Island Mall next to Kohl’s at 650 Bald Hill Road tripped smoke alarms inside the department store, alerting the Warwick Fire Department Christmas Day at 6:38 p.m.

The fire began in a portion of the mall which is under construction, said Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Cooley.

“A minor amount of smoke entered into Kohl’s tripping the fire alarm system in Kohl’s, which alerted us of the fire,” Cooley said. “The fire was actually minor in nature, consisting of a small amount of rubble, extending to expansion joint material between cement column supports.”

Cooley said the fire was quickly brought under control by the first alarm responding firefighters.

WJAR Channel 10 tweeted a photo taken at the scene as Warwick Firefighters handled the fire and smoke.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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