Fire crews battle blaze at a three-story house fire in Providence

Providence Fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence Fire Department responded to reports of a lot of fire coming from a three-story house on Potters Avenue around 9:00 a.m.

The fire set off three alarms, with 15 fire companies and 4 rescues (1 from Cranston) responding to the call in addition to Providence Canteen.

Assistant Deputy Chief Brian Mahoney said today’s heat and humidity made it extra difficult putting out the blaze.

Upon arrival firefighters observed flames coming from the third floor loft. Firefighters tried to go inside, but there was too much fire, causing them to fight most of the blaze from outside until going back in to finish putting the fire out.

Firefighters were monitored how long they were in the building and were taken out to rehab as necessary. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital, one suffering from heat exhaustion and one of an ankle injury.

One resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhilation. All injuries were non life threatening.

Red Cross says they are assisting 12 people including 1 child.

Investigations are looking for a cause to what sparked the blaze.

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