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Kris O
01-12-2011, 08:14 AM

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01-12-2011, 08:15 AM

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01-12-2011, 08:18 AM

Kris O
01-12-2011, 08:19 AM
3 alarm fire at Edgewood Yacht Club
Nearby towns assisting in fighting fire
Updated: Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011, 8:11 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011, 4:46 AM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) - Crews in Cranston are on the scene of a three alarm fire at the Edgewood Yacht Club on Shaw Avenue. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Several houses surrounding the yacht club have been evacuated, and fire departments neighboring Cranston have been called in to assist in battling the fire.

Eyewitness News has learned due to the wind and size of the flames, fire crews were evacuated from the structure and have been told to fight the fire from outside the building.

The Edgewood Yacht Club building is more than 100 years old, and withstood decades of storms and hurricanes.

'It was such a beautiful building and it is so sad to see it gone. We were fortunate to view it every day, every season from our deck and will miss it. As former members, we enjoyed the facilities and friendship of many members. We woke at 4 a.m. to see it ablaze and the worst sound was the collapse of cupola," explained Kathy Lanni who lives near the yacht club.

Viewers who live near the yacht club submitted video to Eyewitness News via the ReportIt function.

PD Staff
01-12-2011, 11:21 AM
Some photos taken while fire was in progress:



The Blaze which occurred overnight reduce the circa 1908 building to burning ash and rubble.

The fire was reported in the wood shingle structure at 04:00 EST and the build was all but gone by 5:30 AM

There were no reports of injury.

The grand old building in its glory:



Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the building had had survived hurricane storm surges in both 1938 and 1954.