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Crews battle fire at vacant building

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By: Melissa Randall

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Providence firefighters were called to 183/185 Eastwood Ave around 7 Thursday morning for a report of heavy fire. When they arrived crews found a 3-story apartment building heavily involved on the rear side wall. The fire extended to all 3 floors.

Crews were able to put the fire out quickly and keep it from spreading from to neighboring homes.

Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Joseph R. Desmarais tells ABC6 News that one firefighter suffered a back injury while battling the fire. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials will not say if the fie is considered suspicious, but that there were no utilities connected to the building which has been boarded up for some time.

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