West Greenwich home destroyed by fire

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WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — An early fire completely destroyed a home in West Greenwich Friday morning.

Fire officials saying the owner is lucky to get out alive.

What remains of the Hopkins Hill home is still smoking Friday morning some four hours after the call came in.

Fire crews responded to 826 Hopkins Hill Road around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to find a home fully engulfed in flames.

ABC6 News spoke to the fire chief, and he says the homeowner was able to get himself out of the house, but actually went back inside before calling for help.

“He woke up and he realized the house was on fire. He exited the house, he actually went back in the house to get some clothes and according to the police, he almost did not get out.”

What further complicated things was the lack of fire hydrants in West Greenwich.

Fire crews used at least 10 tankers from seven different fire departments to bring in water to douse the flames.

The state fire Marshall was on scene Friday morning, and there is no word on an official cause.

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