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Building Struck by Fire Demolished

After a fire, the building at the corner of Park and Elmwood Avenue is gone.

The building at 555 Park Ave. has been demolished after a severe fire Friday night.

The fire, which took firefighters more than two hours to extinguish, started on the third floor and quickly spread throughout the structure.

On Sunday, a crew demolished the building after it was deemed too unsafe to inhabit.

The property is owned by Michael Solomon, a Providence City Council member.

Along with multiple people who lost their home, two business units within the building are gone.

We'll have more details soon.

Joe Jones September 03, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Thank god no one was hurt and hope the insurance covers all losses! Good luck!
shyne roy September 03, 2012 at 08:59 PM
i live right by this and i didnt even know it happened...wow
Cranston September 04, 2012 at 12:34 AM
This definitely symbolic of the city....run down and crumbling with clueless people like shyne roy not knowing it's happening....i moved out in 2001 too many dumb people who can't see the ghetto forming around them....too bad
John McCarthy September 05, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I have learned that two families had children who are students of Chester W. Barrows Elementary School. These families at 555 Park Avenue have lost all of their material belongings; please consider helping them rebuild their lives. Boy (Grade 4) Size 14/16 Girl (Grade 3) Size 16 Girl (Grade 1) Size 5/6 Girl (Not yet school aged) Size 4 In addition, two adult females, (sizes unknown) the mothers of these students, have lost all of their material belongings as well, donations of clothing, gift cards, etc are being accepted at Chester W. Barrows Elementary School. 9 Beachmont Avenue, Cranston.

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