Multiple families displaced after blaze damages building
Jul. 16, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials say no one was hurt but multiple families were displaced when a blaze swept through a building in Providence.
The fire started around 4:30 a.m. Saturday at a building with a grocery store on the first floor and apartments above it.
Witnesses tell WPRI-TV that flames were shooting out of the windows.
Fire officials say at least 11 people who lived above the store had gotten out on their own before firefighters arrived. They are being assisted by The Red Cross.
Battalion Chief Craig Grantham says the fire appears to have been accidental. He says the fire started in the store and spread to the other floors. A cause has not yet been determined.