Flames damage Providence home, nearby building

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A home and a neighboring building sustained extensive damage after a fire broke out on Tuesday night.

Emergency crews responded to a home on Priscilla Avenue around 9:30 p.m. to battle flames inside of the three-story home. The fire damaged the home where the flames broke out, as well as a neighboring building.

Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Desmarais told Eyewitness News that two adults and three children who were living on the first floor were able to get out safely.

A neighbor was the first person to call 911 after he spotted the flames.

“The flames were so thick, they definitely needed the fire department to come down, so I said ‘let me call’. I smelled the smoke,” said neighbor Jay Williams.

One firefighter sustained burns to his hand and was taken to Roger Williams Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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