Johnston firefighter’s home destroyed in Glocester fire

Johnston firefighter's home destroyed in Glocester fire

GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — A Glocester home that was destroyed by a fire Wednesday night belonged to a firefighter that works in the town of Johnston.

Just hours after the fire began, the community already started a Go Fund Me page to support the family of four, which includes a teenage boy and girl, who lost everything in the fire.

The Johnston Fire Department is collecting items for the family, such as clothes, toiletries and gift cards.

The fire began at the home on Phillip’s Lane around 9 p.m., according to Harmony District Fire Chief Richard Waterman.

Waterman said they were notified by a neighbor who saw the flames and called 911.

According to Waterman, eight different departments were on scene and approximately 50 firefighters helped put out the fire.

Waterman said the house is a total loss and crews had trouble getting water supply to battle the flames.

Residents inside the home at the time of the fire were able to evacuate and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Donations for the family can be dropped off at the Johnston Fire Department on Atwood Avenue.

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