8 firefighters in Providence being treated after a 2-alarm fire at a home on Orms Street

By: News Staff

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Eight firefighters were transported to the hospital for treatment after an overnight fire broke at a home on Orms Street in Providence.

Fortunately none of those injuries were life threatening.

It took crews about two hours to knock down the flames.

Fire crews were hampered by debris on the porches of the building including a mattress and a refrigerator.

The arson squad is on the scene as they try to determine what caused this home to go up in flames.

Of the eight firefighters who were taken to the hospital, a few suffered minor burns while others experienced muscle or back injuries.

Eight people in total lived in the home. All were able to get out safely including several exotic snakes and a four foot alligator.

All the animals are being cared for by the Department of Environmental Management and animal control. The eight residents of the home are being aided by the Red Cross.

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