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Man in critical condition after fire breaks out in apartment building

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By: Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

A man is in critical condition in the hospital after a fire broke out in his fifth floor apartment early Monday morning.

Around 4 a.m.  a fire broken out in a fifth floor unit at the Parkis Place Apartments.

Inside the unit a man was found unconscious suffering from smoke inhalation and burns over thirty percent of his body. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Fire crews contained the fire to the unit and were able to knock it down in about five minutes.

The other tenants of the nine-story building were briefly evacuated.

The cause of the fire remians under investigation.

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