NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters rushed over to White Court in North Providence after a house fire broke out Friday morning.
Heavy flames could be seen pouring from the home. Assistant Fire Chief John Horan told 12 News it was engulfed by the time they arrived, but the two people inside were able to get out safely.
“This is not an everyday fire for us. It was well ahead of us when we got here,” Horan said. “Great response by the crews. They worked their behinds off and they got the job done.”
The fire is out, but crews are still checking for hot spots to prevent it from flaring back up.
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There were animals inside the home, according to Horan, but it’s unclear at this time if they made it out.
The home has been deemed uninhabitable. Mayor Charles Lombardi said the city is working to find temporary housing for those who were displaced.
Several neighboring cities provided mutual aid.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.