Fire tears through Providence home shortly before New Year

Dee DeQuattro

Fire crews are investigating the cause of a late night fire on Eastwood Ave. in Providence.

Flames tore through the multi-family home just before midnight on New Years Eve. Tenants say they were out celebrating the New Year when the blaze started.

A mayday call had to be put out after a firefighter working to extinguish the fire fell through a floor on the second story. Fortunately, he was uninjured.

Crews believe the fire started in the living room of the first floor apartment.

Two dogs, a greyhound and a shih tzu, were killed in the fire.

Five tenants were displaced and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

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