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Fire at Clyde Towers

December 22, 2011

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WEST WARWICK – A fire broke out in a Clyde Tower apartment that has left one woman displaced.

According to Fire Chief Joseph Baris, Jr., the fire department was notified at 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday morning of a fire at Clyde Towers, 1021 Main St.

A total of 40 firefighters were sent to the scene with assistance from Warwick, Cranston and Coventry. All of West Warwick’s fire trucks responded and Baris reported that the fire was contained and quickly extinguished.

“In a high rise building fire, we have to get a hold of Metro Control in Cranston. They handle the mutual aid for us,” said Baris.

He explained that with the limited manpower of the one department, the West Warwick firefighters are sent to extinguish the fire and cannot utilize their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) trucks for medical service.

“We have to get other EMS trucks in here,” he said.

He also added that with a high rise building, such as the Clyde Towers with 11 floors, Metro Control automatically sends four rescues to the scene.

The full story can be found in today's edition of the Times.


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