4 displaced after fire breaks out in basement of Cranston home

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Four people are displaced after a fire broke out in a Cranston home late Monday night.

According to the Cranston Fire Chief, James Warren, crews got calls reporting a building fire around 8:48 p.m.

When they arrived on scene, they said they saw heavy smoke coming from the triple-decker home on Fort Avenue.

Officials said the fire started in the basement and extended up to the first floor.

Crews were able to knock the fire down in about 25 minutes and no people or pets were injured.

Four people are displaced after the fire, as it sustained heavy smoke and water damage, chief Warren said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Cranston Fire Department.

Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins was also on the scene speaking to first responders.

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