Tiverton flea market goes up in flames
Jan. 29, 2014
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A large fire swept through a flea market and damaged several businesses in Tiverton before firefighters from several towns were able to get it under control. A firefighter was injured but has been released from a hospital.
Tiverton firefighters were called to the Route 177 Flea Market at about midnight Wednesday and summoned other crews from eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to help. Firefighters say they got the blaze under control after about 75 minutes.
Officials say it doesn't appear the fire is suspicious, but the cause is under investigation.
Firefighters say they worried that people were trapped in the burning flea market, but no one was found during a search.
One firefighter suffered an undisclosed medical condition. He was brought to St. Anne's Hospital and later released.