Archive - Oct 31, 2013
LINCOLN â€“ A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.
The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.
LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.
LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.
Lt Col (Ret, USAF) Richard L. Ravenelle
BEDFORD- Lt. Col (Ret, USAF) Richard L. Ravenelle of 27 Buttonwood Road, Bedford died October 30th after a long illness.
Born September 5, 1929 in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Antonio and Germaine (Levesque) Ravenelle.
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Ferland) Gulowacz Roy, 93, of South Main St., Woonsocket died Wednesday evening at home with her children close to her. She was the wife of the late Walter Gulowacz and the late Wilfred Roy.
Born on May 29, 1920 in St. Norbert, P.Q. Canada she was a daughter of the late Ignace and Marie (Rondeau) Ferland. She lived in Boston before moving to Woonsocket in 1961.
Frances was a longtime communicant of Holy Family Parish. She was an avid reader and cherished spending time with her family.
Simonne D. Desrosiers
WOONSOCKET- Simonne D. Desrosiers, 91, of St. Antoine Residence, in North Smithfield, formerly of Grandview Ave. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Desrosiers Sr.
Born in St. Aimee, P. Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Eugenie (Parenteau) Tardif.