Just after 6pm on Sunday January 15th Cranston Fire Department was dispatched to 44 Waterman Ave for a reported house fire. First arriving companies found heavy fire showing from the rear of a 2.5 story wood frame dwelling. Crews quickly advanced lines into the house but were pulled from the house within minutes due to deteriorating conditions. It took crews well over an hour to knock down the fire. The cold temperatures and difficult access to the rear made it difficult for firefighters. The cause of the fire is not yet known at time of this story.