RIC residence hall fire being investigated as arson

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A fire Monday morning at a Rhode Island College residence hall is now being investigated as arson.

Officials are investigating whether the fire was started intentionally, according to the Providence Journal.

The fire was first reported around 4 a.m. Monday inside the David E. Sweet residence hall on College Road near 6th Street.

Providence fire officials told the paper the fire originated in a bathroom stall, and the building sustained smoke and water damage.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported.