Woman being treated for burns after Providence fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after a fire broke out inside her Providence home.

According to fire officials, crews responded just after 6 a.m. to Chapin Avenue, in the city’s West End.

Battalion Chief Kenneth Rainone said that even though the fire was relatively small, firefighters faced some obstacles in getting inside the building.

“There were some difficulties,” Rainone said. “All the apartments were boarded up. The windows were painted shut, nailed shut. So it was kind of difficult getting into the apartments.”

The fire was confined to a mattress, according to Rainone.

The battalion chief said the woman is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation, neither of which is considered life-threatening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.