Fire at a treatment center in North Kingstown displaces 51 residents

51 patients and 6 staff members all got out of the building safely have been re-located.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI (WLNE) – A fire broke out at an addiction treatment center early Monday morning displacing 51 patients who were staying there.

North Kingstown Fire Chief Scott Kettelle says the fire started around 5 a.m. Monday and burned about a third of the building.

Crews were met with heavy flames on arrival but were able to get everyone out quickly and safely.

However, they ran into some problems fighting the flames.

“No apparent evacuation had taken place yet, the people all still appeared to be in the building,” Chief Kettelle said. “This is a non-hydrant area so we utilized tankers from neighboring communities to provide water to us.”

AD-CARE is an in-patient treatment center.

Meaning its patients stay overnight.

They were all taken to URI by bus, where they will remain indefinitely, until fire marshals can determine if the building is safe to return to.

51 patients and 6 staff members all got out of the building safely have been re-located.

 

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