Watch Hill Fire Department Chief Robert Peacock is giving a good deal of credit to the Ocean House staff members who this morning used their training in emergency situations to extinguish a small fire in a planter on an outside deck.
Peacock said by the time firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:33 a.m., the fire was out, he said.
He explained the plant area was between two 4-foot walls and it was there that the fire began outside of Room 2-7. The hotel was evacuated. Misquamicut and Westerly fire departments were on the scene providing mutual aid to Watch Hill.