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East Providence Fire, other officials conduct investigation into Inferno Pellets factory fire

East Providence Fire, other officials conduct investigation into Inferno Pellets factory fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — Representatives from the East Providence Fire and Police Departments as well as other officials from the city and area Wednesday, Aug. 21, were readying to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire that engulfed the Inferno Wood Pellets factory on Ferris Avenue in Rumford the previous afternoon. An official at

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Updated: One employee injured, Inferno Pellet fire raised to four alarms in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 54-year-old employee is the lone confirmed injury as a result of a four alarm fire Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, at the Inferno Wood Pellets manufacturing plant located at 275 Ferris Avenue in Rumford. Acting East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian said the man was thrown some “20 feet” following a dust

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Updated: One person injured in three-alarm mill blaze

EAST PROVIDENCE — A three-alarm fire engulfed the unfortunately-named in this instance Inferno Wood Pellet manufacturing plant located at 275 Ferris Ave. in the Rumford section of the city Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20. Acting East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian confirmed that one employee was injured in the fire and taken to a hospital. He

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An icon rises from the ashes as Seekonk’s Grist Mill Restaurant is rebuilt

SEEKONK — In the 13 months since an early morning blaze rendered the renowned and revered Grist Mill Tavern on the Rhode Island-Massachusetts line in Seekonk just about to ashes, Greg Esmay has been diligently and deliberately bringing the iconic eatery back to life. Mr. Esmay, the East Bay restauranteur who owns the Grist Mill

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Overnight house fire sends East Providence woman to hospital with possible smoke inhalation

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department responded a fire at a residence on Oak Crest Drive in the Riverside section of the city early Wednesday morning, May 22. There were no fatalities. The home of Pauline Vickers at 95 Oak Crest Drive apparently caught fire around 1 a.m. Acting EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian

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Multi-alarm blaze tears through home on Walnut Street in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A century-old home at the corner of Walnut and Cross Streets in East Providence burst into flames late Saturday night, March 2, leaving the structure likely beyond repair but with all those who take up residence in it safe. Video: walnut fire – Broadband According to neighbors and eyewitnesses, the fire broke

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East Providence Fire Department snuffs out smoking-related incident at Goldsmith Manor

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department snuffed out a minor blaze late Wednesday night, Jan. 2, at Goldsmith Manor, the high rise building operated by the city housing authority for elderly and disabled tenants. Acting EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian, who reported the fire at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday evening, termed the event to

Ken Olson talks about his neighbor, Clifford Franke, who was severely injured in a fire at his house on Providence Avenue in Riverside Saturday morning, Dec. 29.

Updated: Elderly Riverside man dies from serious injuries in East Providence fire

(Updated, Dec. 29, 3:40 p.m.) EAST PROVIDENCE — A 73-year-old man has died at Rhode Island Hospital from injuries suffered after a fire broke out at his home on 114 Providence Ave. in the Riverside section of the city Saturday morning, Dec. 29. Clifford Franke suffered “severe” burns due to the blaze, according to East

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