Firefighter taken to hospital after fire that destroyed home in Providence

This is a photo of fire crews on the scene at Evergreen Street for a house fire, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A firefighter was taken to the hospital after a fire that destroyed a home in Providence Tuesday morning.

The second floor of the multi-family home on Evergreen Street caught fire at about 1 a.m.

Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Steve Capracotta said about 50 to 60 firefighters responded to the scene.

“The attic was where we had the most problems with, you know a lot of personal items were up there, really loaded so we had trouble getting up there and that’s how it got ahead of us a little bit,” said Capracotta.

Fire officials said that the building is a total loss, but all residents made it out safely.

No further information was immediately released.

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