Man rescues family dog from house fire in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick Fire Department battled flames coming from a house in Warwick Tuesday afternoon.

According to officials, the fire broke out around 4 p.m. on Honeysuckle Road and firefighters had to attack it from multiple angles.

Warwick Battalion Chief Bill Wilson spoke with ABC 6 News about how quickly things got out of hand.

You know we got on scene, they said they had smoke showing, a bit of flames. But within a few minutes, it was through the roof, and by about the fifteen-minute benchmark, that’s when the roof had started to collapse,” Wilson said.

Officials said the only person home at the time of the blaze ran inside to rescue a dog in the home.

Authorities said nobody was injured in the fire, but the home was deemed a total loss.

Wilson told ABC 6 his crews saw water damage, smoke damage, some heavy water, and smoke damage.

“Most of it was contained up above that ceiling line, but from the ceiling line to the roof is just gone, it’s destroyed,” Wilson continued.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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