Providence Firefighters Recall Being Trapped in Blaze

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Weeks after a tragic fire on Bowdoin Street in Providence, a firefighter who was trapped inside a burning building is speaking to Eyewitness News.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 6, more than 100 firefighters filled Bowdoin Street as they battled flames that extended to several homes. Providence firefighters Dan Rinaldi and Jay LaSalle had just finished a check inside one of the homes, so they decided to head into another.

“When you looked at this house, you knew there was a little bit of fire in the roof, but we do this every single day,” Rinaldi said.

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