Providence fire forces 2 families from their homes

A house on Petteys Avenue in Providence catches fire, Friday, June 9, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two families were forced from their homes after a fire broke out at a house in Providence early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Petteys Avenue just before 3 a.m.

Authorities said the fire started on the back deck and spread to the back of the house and the attic.

An ABC 6 News crew saw damage to the second floor as crews worked to knock the fire down.

The building was significantly damaged.

The Red Cross is assisting three people — two families — who were displaced.


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