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2/8/2018 Rep. Canario praises actions of Portsmouth Fire Department during Portsmouth three-house fire
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) is praising the actions of the Portsmouth Fire Department after their battle with a fire in Portsmouth on Wednesday that claimed the life of one person and three homes.

“Although this was a terrible tragedy in which one resident lost their life and three homes burned to the ground, the devastation could have been far worse if not for the actions of the brave members of the Portsmouth Fire Department.  I would also like to thank the neighboring fire departments that assisted in fighting this heartbreaking fire,” said Representative Canario.

Fire departments from Tiverton, Bristol, Newport, Middletown and Swansea assisted during the fire that started in one home and spread to two other homes late in the night.

“Portsmouth has endured some very tragic events over the last few weeks with the individual that tried to gain entry into the high school, and now this terrible fire, but Portsmouth is a strong community that will rally together to get through these trying times,” added Canario.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903