Greater City Providence

Fire at the Textron Building

A fire started this morning on the roof of the Textron Building in Downtown Providence. Images and reports on social media indicate that the Providence Fire Department has been able to quickly bring the blaze under control.


View from Atwells Avenue


View from Spruce Street on Federal Hill


View from East Providence, Photo: Mari

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View from Westminster Street, Photo: Jim Beller

Video: Jim Beller

Water coming from firefighter hoses can be seen in this video:

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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