Police: Providence man killed in cooking accident

By: Samantha Lavien


Twitter: @samanthalavien

A Providence man was killed while cooking in his Pocasset Avenue home Thursday afternoon.

The call came in around 2 p.m., but by the time police and fire crews arrived on scene, the man was already dead.

We’re told the man, in his 50’s, was leaning over the stove cooking when his clothes caught fire and flames spread rapidly, causing burns all over his body.

It’s not clear at this point what he was cooking.

The man’s identity has not yet been released. 

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