East Providence Fire Department puts out Seekonk River bridge blaze

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The services of several East Providence Fire Department personnel were necessary early Friday morning, Dec. 27, to help put out a blaze on an old railroad bridge located off shore in the Seekonk River.

The EPFD responded with two engines, a ladder truck, a brush truck, the special hazards unit and with an assist from the Cranston Fire Department’s boat around 8 o’clock Friday morning off Waterfront Drive, according to EPFD Lieutenant James Bellamy.

The firefighters had to carry portable pumps down to the shoreline to battle the fire on the wooden base structure of the railroad bridge, which was once part of the Providence-Worcester line.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The incident remains under investigation.

— Photos by EPFD Lt. James Bellamy

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