NORTH SMITHFIELD – Local companies responded Wednesday morning to a fire at a home on Great Road.
Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene of the incident around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Services requested mutual aid, with water tankers responding to the two-story structure at 150 Great Road.
According to town property records, the 1939 Colonial is owned by Salzberg Revocable Trust, although the home was vacant and recently sold, according to reports.
Crews knocked down the blaze amid morning rush-hour traffic, and one firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. The two-alarm fire reportedly started in the basement of the home.
Workers were at the scene securing the structure, which suffered extensive damage, Wednesday afternoon. While the property in not condemned, it is reported to need much repair.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.