Cum­ber­land fire dis­places fam­ily

Fire chief says in­ci­dent looks ac­ci­den­tal; no one in­jured

Pawtucket Times - - BLACKSTONE VALLEY - By ERICA MOSER emoser@woonsock­et­call.com Fol­low Erica Moser on Twit­ter @Eri­ca_Faith13

CUM­BER­LAND — A fire that broke out Mon­day af­ter­noon has dis­placed the fam­ily liv­ing at 4 Roo­sevelt Road, ac­cord­ing to Cum­ber­land Fire Chief Ken­neth Fin­lay.

There were two oc­cu­pants in the house at the time the fire started but they made it out of the house un­in­jured, he said.

“It ap­pears to be ac­ci­den­tal,” Fin­lay said. “They had an al­ter­na­tive fuel stove heat­ing the house, and it ap­pears that the pip­ing be­came dis­lodged.”

It took fire­fight­ers about a half-hour to put out the flames in the slat roof on the right side of the house, he said. The roof cov­ered a tongue and groove ceil­ing.

The home is cur­rently un­in­hab­it­able, ac­cord­ing to Fin­lay, be­cause there was down­ing of the elec­tri­cal cir­cuits, and so the power had to be dis­con­nected.

Cum­ber­land Fire and Res­cue re­sponded to the fire, along with the fire de­part­ments of Al­bion and Lime Rock.

The Amer­i­can Red Cross is also pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance.

Erica Moser/The TImes

A fire that broke out Mon­day af­ter­noon has dis­placed the fam­ily liv­ing at 4 Roo­sevelt Road, ac­cord­ing to Cum­ber­land Fire Chief Ken­neth Fin­lay. Here, crews in­spect the dam­age to the home af­ter the flames were ex­tin­guished.

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