CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters managed to knock down flames that broke out at a Cumberland home Wednesday morning, but not before they caused significant damage.
The Gould Street home was deemed a total loss by the state fire marshal.
The two people who live there were not home at the time, according to officials on scene.
No injuries were reported. To prevent heat exhaustion as the temperature soared past 90 degrees, a cooling station was set up so that firefighters could cycle in and out.
Traffic on nearby Mendon Road was backed up in spots as crews responded to the fire, the cause of which is now under investigation.
A family member has set up a GoFundMe for the those living in the home.