Firefighter hurt battling Barrington house fire

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Crews responded to a big house fire on Bowden Avenue on Wednesday night.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 10:15 p.m. Chief Gerald Bessette of the Barrington Fire Department said it is believed the fire started in the basement of the house.

It is unclear how the fire started, officials say the couple who lives in the house was able to evacuate.

Bessette said the state fire marshal is on his way to the scene.

One Seekonk firefighter was taken to the hospital with first- and second-degree burns to his ears, neck, and arms. Seekonk’s fire chief confirmed Thursday that he was treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital.

The Red Cross was also on scene assisting the residents of the home.