FIRST ON 6: Warwick home destroyed in 2 alarm blaze
By: Rachael Perry
Updated by: Anthony Vega
WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A pile of rubble is all that remains after a 2-alarm fire Tuesday night destroyed a two-family home in Warwick.
Crews responded the one-family house on Royal Avenue in the Conimicut section of the city just after 11:00 p.m.
Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames, and ABC6 News was told the fire spread very quickly, with plumes of smoke visible in the sky.
The homeowner, Michael Spooner, spoke with ABC6 News Wednesday saying “I lost everything. I have nothing but the clothes people donated to me yesterday.”
“I saw a ball of fire that was unbelievable, smoke, my face was black, soot,” said Spooner.
One person who lived in the home was injured and taken to Rhode Island Hospital, listed in serious condition. No one else was hurt.
“We had heavy fire when 1st 2 companies arrived. One person was transported with serious injuries to the lower body. That person was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and is in serious condition at this time,” said Fire Chief James McLaughlin, Warwick Fire Department.
A home on Royal Ave in Warwick destroyed by a massive fire. Flames still visible along with a huge plume of smoke in the sky. House is burned to the ground. Stay tuned for more details. @ABC6pic.twitter.com/xO6lFOyS3p