WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - A father and his two children were forced out of their home by fire and into the cold on Thursday night. It happened on Samuel Gordon Avenue in Warwick.
Firefighters said the fire could have been much worse, but the damage is still significant. Fortunately, no one was inside when the fire started.
"We confirmed that everyone was out. They went in, knocked the fire down and we had the fire under control," said Batt. Chief Jim Kenney of the Warwick Fire Department.
It took firefighters about 15 minutes to contain the fire.
"Unfortunately we've had far too many of these around the holidays. So we've got another family out of a house."
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. But, officials say this time of year, everyone starts to crank heaters in freezing temperatures,and there are things homeowners should avoid.
"The auxiliary heaters, those little electric heaters and so on, follow the manufacturers guidelines, and keep them away from products that are inside the house," continued Kenney.
According to firefighters, they did have a problem with one of the fire hydrants when they arrived, but it didn't affect their ability to fight the fire.
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