Providence Fire at Vacant Home Called ‘Suspicious’

A fire that badly damaged a triple-decker in Providence on February 3 is being called 'suspicious' by the Providence Fire Department.

Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Crowley said firefighters fought a fire at the very same address on February 2.

Fire broke out at a three-story home at 135 Almy Street  around 11:15 p.m. on Friday. After spending nearly an hour to get the flames under control, firefighters were ordered out before part of the roof collapsed, according to fire officials.

Luckily, fire officials say, no one was inside at the time of the blaze.

Crowley said the fire started at the back of the home and rapidly spread to all floors of the building. Fire officials say there were no witnesses to the fire, and no surveillance video.

Fire officials have taken evidence and collected samples to investigate whether the fire was deliberately set, but they have said there is no official cause for the fire at this time.