Woman, 65, killed in Cumberland house fire

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — A 65-year-old woman was killed Wednesday in a house fire in Cumberland.

The fire happened just after 10:30 a.m. on Ryan Avenue and closed the section of Mendon Road between Martin Street and Angell Road.

Cumberland Fire Chief Nicholas Anderson told ABC6 News the small fire was contained into a rear living room. It was quickly put out, but firefighters found the woman dead inside of the home.

Fire officials said smoking while using oxygen was the cause of the fire.

The road was reopened shortly after 11 a.m.

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