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Firefighters Battle Park Ave. Fire

The Cranston Fire Department extinguished a blaze at a single-family home on Park Avenue this morning.

Members of the Cranston Fire Department fought a fire at a Park Avenue home this morning.

Firefighters responded to a single-family home at 414 Park Ave. around 11:30 a.m. and found the cause of the fire in the basement, according to scanner reports.

The fire was knocked down less than 20 minutes after firefighters first arrived.

This is a developing story and police, fire and rescue officials are still working the scene. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Photo Courtesy Ant Colella, Twitter: @Ant_Colella

Curious Georgette February 01, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Developing story? Where is the update? I've passed by this house on my way to and from work, since Wednesday night. (I work the night shift). The first night I noticed the two police cars at the curbside in front of the house, and since then there is always one parked there when I pass by. I realize someone may be privately paying to prevent vandalism or something, but really? Why is it being guarded by Cranston police? And, isn't this the house that I read about the problem a week before the fire that had some type of carbon dioxide problem?
RIRider February 03, 2013 at 12:26 AM
I was wondering the same thing regarding the police.
Wayne Thibeault February 04, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I lived in that house for almost 6 years and them saying no working smoke detectors is a lie there are 3 of them that are all hardwired together the members living there must have taken them down but if one went off all three did
10speed February 05, 2013 at 02:30 AM
You really didn't mean 'carbon DIOXIDE' did you? There is a great deal of difference between carbon dioxide and carbon MONOXIDE. One is lethal.

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