Structure Fire - 170 Canal Street
By Captain Sam Homsi
December 27, 2021

At approximately 0405 hours on Thursday, 12/23, the Volunteers of the Westerly Fire Department were alerted to a structure fire at 170 Canal Street. First arriving units confirmed a working fire within several minutes, with the first due engine arriving shortly thereafter. Despite heavy fire and weather conditions, an aggressive and quick attack brought the fire under control within approximately 30 minutes. Units cleared shortly before 0800 no reported injuries to the occupants or Firefighters. The fire is still under investigation by the RI State Fire Marshall’s office.

Photos courtesy of WFD Photographer Dan Hyland.

Units: Cars 31, 32, 33; Engines 1, 2, 3, & 4; Ladder 1; Special Hazards 1; Westerly Ambulance; Westerly Police Department; Westerly Highway Department