SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire at a home in Smithfield Tuesday morning.
Crews responding to Melissa Circle around 8:30 a.m. found flames shooting from the garage and spreading to the second floor of the home.
Multiple alarms were struck to bring in resources and some water tanks to help fight the flames.
“There’s not really a lot of hydrants in this area for water so the tankers were brought in for that,” Deputy Fire Chief Steven Quattrini said.
The roof of the garage eventually collapsed and firefighters had to be ordered out of the second floor.
The fire was extinguished after about an hour, but Quattrini said the delay in water supply made the fight take longer.
One firefighter was treated on scene for heat exhaustion.
It is believed no one was home at the time.
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