3 fires break out in Providence in under 24 hours

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence firefighters were busy Tuesday, battling three separate fires throughout the city.

The first fire was reported at about 5 p.m. on Windsor Street, where flames had erupted in a multi-family home.

ABC 6 News was on scene and caught firefighters in the basement of the property and smoke showing from the roof.

According to the American Red Cross, three families were displaced in that fire.

The next fire came shortly after responders finished up on Windsor Street, sending firefighters to Branch Avenue for a report of a truck on fire.

ABC 6 was on scene again and caught first responders assessing and investigating the scorched shell of a pickup truck.

The cause of the truck fire is still under investigation and no injuries were reported.

Later Tuesday night, more than eight fire engines responded to a Crandall Street home where another fire was reported.

Firefighters contained the blaze and smoke could be seen filling the street lined with emergency responders.

According to fire officials, the fire began in the basement of the home and quickly spread up to the roof.

The exact cause of what started the blaze is unknown and it is reported a resident hurt his shoulder escaping the fire.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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