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Fire on Vine Street in East Providence is quickly controlled

Fire on Vine Street in East Providence is quickly controlled

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Firefighters quelled a blazed on Vine Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 28. The fire broke out some time around 3 a.m. Saturday in a multi-family residence. It took EPFD personnel about an hour to bring the event under control. “Our guys did a phenomenal stop. There

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Portsmouth man commits suicide in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 20-year-old Portsmouth man committed suicide by pouring gasoline over his body and lighting himself on fire Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, in city, East Providence Police confirmed. Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. when the victim entered the Exxon gas station on Taunton Avenue just

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EP Equal Employment to hold meeting Tuesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence’s Affirmative Action/EEO Office will be conducting a number of informational sessions about potential job opportunities within its police and fire departments as well as other divisions in the coming week, including one Tuesday night, July 8, at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., from 6


Public safety personnel participate in annual Special Olympics Torch Run

EAST BAY — Several members of  law enforcement and public safety departments in the East Bay participated in the 30th Annual Special Olympic Torch Run held Friday, May 30. The local leg began in East Providence around noon and continued down the Bay. The Torch Run is an annual running event during which representatives from

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No injuries following early morning house fire in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — An early morning house fire did significant damage to the structure, but no one was injured, according to an East Providence Fire Department spokesman. EPFD Lieutenant James Bellamy reported the fire, at 560 Taunton Ave., was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. early Tuesday morning, March 11. The single-family home suffered heavy damage.


OSHA cites East Providence company for hazards after August 2013 fire

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. after an investigation into the East Providence business for a fire last summer. On Aug. 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc., injuring a worker and partially demolishing the