By Max Bowenfirstname.lastname@example.org
No injuries were reported following a fire at two units in the Royal Park Apartment complex.
According to information submitted by the NAFD, a fire was reported at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke and flames on the porches of the two units on the second and third floors. A second alarm was struck and crews from Attleboro, Plainville, Foxboro and Cumberland, R.I., responded to assist at the scene. Station coverage was provided by the Mansfield and Cumberland, Rhode Island departments.
Firefighters conducted an aggressive exterior attack and prevented flames from spreading to surrounding units and the roof. The fire under control within 30 minutes. After overhauling the units and checking the roof, crews left the scene around 1:30 a.m.
“These residents are extremely fortunate that this incident occurred earlier in the night while they were still awake, giving them the opportunity to escape and quickly report the fire to us,” Deputy Chief Chabot said. “Thanks to their quick actions, we were able to stop the fire from spreading further into additional units and onto the roof.”
All occupants of the two units were able to safely make it outside prior to firefighters’ arrival. The three residents of the third-floor unit will be displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The residents in the second-floor unit were not displaced and were able to remain in the apartment once the fire was extinguished.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.