|Watch Hill Fire Responds to Small But Smoky Fire at the Ocean House Resort|
|By Chief Robert Peacock|
|February 26, 2019|
The Watch Hill Fire Department responded to a small fire with a heavy smoke condition at the Ocean House Resort on Bluff Avenue at 11:20 PM on Monday night. The alarm was received after several smoke detectors in the level two subbasement activated the building fire alarm system.
The fire appears to have been caused by fluctuating power levels caused by the heavy winds. During the incident, firefighters noted that portions of the building appeared to have only partial power in many areas and that that many lights were flickering while other lights were excessively bright or unusually dim.
The power was secured to the affected areas with the assistance of the Ocean House Engineering staff and National Grid arrived on scene at approximately 3:00 AM to evaluate and correct the problem.
|Units:||Watch Hill Fire Department - Engine 102, Engine 103, Ladder 104, and Squad 100|
|Mutual Aid:||Westerly Fire Department - Ladder 1 and Engine 2 Westerly Ambulance Corps - Ambulance 754|