Johnston apartment fire set intentionally, State Fire Marshal says

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- A family is without a home after an apartment fire that happened early on Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire on Greenville Avenue at around 4 a.m.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said that investigators were able to find that the fire had been set intentionally, after dogs detected gasoline during a search.

Investigators are trying to figure out who started the fire and why.

The second floor of the building suffered significant interior and exterior damage, according to the State Fire Marshal.

The Red Cross said that four adults and three children were displaced in the fire.

One person was taken to the hospital after inhaling smoke.

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