Warwick home heavily damaged by fire

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Warwick home was significantly damaged in a fire Wednesday morning, but fortunately no one was hurt.

The flames broke out just after 9 a.m. at a home on Levesque Street.

The fire department believes the fire originated in the basement of the home.

Everyone that was inside at the time was able to make it out safely.

Firefighters said they had a bit of a struggle in getting water to the house.

“Because of the snow situation that we all are quite familiar with, the hydrants are a little bit tough right now, some of them are buried,” said Battalion Chief Miles Steere. “We did have a fairly long way to get in here.”

Fire officials said the house was so badly damaged it will need a lot of repairs before it can be lived in again.

With more snow expected Thursday, officials continue to urge residents to help clear out hydrants near their homes.

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