fire http://ripr.org en Firefighters Battle Heat, Chemical Blaze in Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/firefighters-battle-heat-chemical-blaze-central-falls <p>A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital said that three first responders were treated there for heat exhaustion after battling a five-alarm fire at a chemical company in Central Falls. Dyana Koelsch said none of those first responders had been admitted to the hospital.</p><p>Temperatures crested 90 degrees today, adding to dangerous conditions for firefighters and rescue workers.</p><p>The fire started today in an old mill building, most likely during a mixing process that involved toxic chemicals.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:43:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17400 at http://ripr.org