Fire gutted home, threatened business

By: Melissa Randall

An early morning fire on Taunton Ave. in East Providence left one home gutted and a business damaged.
The flames broke out around 2 a.m. Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly, but not before it spread to the back side of a neighboring business. Boston House of Pizza suffered minor damage.
Crews were initially concerned that the homeowner may have been inside, but determined he was out for the evening.
The home sustained heavy damage to the interior.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
No injuries were reported.
The restaurant should be able to open as normal.
A portion of Taunton Ave. across from the Shaw's plaza closed temporarily but has reopened.
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