Inferno Wood Pellets fire in East Providence in pictures

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A four alarm fire at the Inferno Wood Pellets factory on Ferris Avenue in Rumford Tuesday, Aug. 20, injured one employee, caused significant damage to the building and created a traffic log jam on the busy thoroughfare.

The event is chronicled in the following photographs...

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