Fire crews respond to overnight New Bedford house fire, 7 displaced

April 11th, 2022

NEW BEDFORD, RI – Seven people were displaced and four officers suffered minor injuries after a New Bedford home caught fire early Monday morning.

According to WBSM, the fire broke out in a three-family residence at 34 Sidney Street near Hemlock Street around 1 a.m.

Police officers evacuated six adults and one infant, as well as several pets from the burning building.

Four officers suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital to be treated.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze in about an hour. None of the residents were injured.

Officials say the cause of the fire was improper disposal of smoking material from the third-floor balcony.


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Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Monday, April 11, 2022