Cranston couple jumps out window to escape early morning house fire

Firefighters outside a home on Keller Ave. in Cranston Thursday morning (WLNE).

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Firefighters put out a fire at a home on Keller Avenue in Cranston early Thursday morning.

Both people inside got out of the house, according to Cranston mayor Ken Hopkins.

Hopkins said a man who lives there saw the fire first, and that man and his wife jumped out a back window to escape the home.

Hopkins also said the American Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance.

Fire crews responded to the scene just before 5 a.m.

Cranston fire chief James Warren tells ABC6 the fire started in the kitchen and there is heavy damage to the home.

The cause remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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