PAWTUCKET, R.I (WPRI) — Investigators are expected to return the scene of a Pawtucket home that was destroyed by fire Thursday night. It started on Garden Street just before 9:30 p.m.
A resident of the home who escaped the fire said it was a scary scene.
“My mom was going to check the oven to see if the food is done and then later she went outside, she looked out and she warned us that there was a fire outside, and we all got out,” Tiago Fonseca explained.
The city’s fire chief said one firefighter had to be taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after debris fell on him. A resident of the home was also treated for smoke inhalation.
The house is destroyed and most of the damaged occurred in the back of the house.
The cause is under investigation.