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WFD: Robins Way Fire Quickly Extinquished

[CREDIT: Chris Palmer] WFD responded to an 84 Robin's Way fire Friday afternoon.

[CREDIT: Chris Palmer] WFD responded to an 84 Robin's Way fire Friday afternoon.
[CREDIT: Chris Palmer] WFD responded to an 84 Robin’s Way fire Friday afternoon.
WARWICK, RI — Warwick Firefighters were called for a Robins Way fire today at 5:28 p.m. Friday, extinguishing it quickly.

The call was reported as an exterior fire that had spread to the house at 84 Robins Way, a 1-story, wood frame building, according to RI Breaking News Source. At about 5:30 p.m., smoke could be seen coming from the house as firefighters gathered on the roof.

WFD Battalion Chief Michael Scalzo said firefighters found the exterior fire, which likely started in a trash can near the house, had spread to the soffet. Even so, they were able to put it out in 10 minutes. There were no injuries among either the residents or the firefighters.

“The chief thing I care about is no injuries,” Scalzo said. “That’s my number one concern.”

Scalzo also praised the firefighters’ quick work, which saved the house. “It could have been a total loss, but they did a tremendous job,” Scalzo said.

Scalzo said the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire as a routine precaution, noting the fire seemed to have started in one of the homes’ garbage cans.

Battallion 2, headquartered at Station 6 (Conimicut),  456 West Shore Road, consists of Engine 6, Battalion 2, and Marine 6 (Cole Farm Road boat ramp) and Station 8.

Rob Borkowski
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