Investigation underway after fire destroys Glocester home

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GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a fire destroyed a home and several cars late Sunday night.

Chief Richard Waterman said a fire broke out at a home on Camelot Way around 10:30 p.m.

The Red Cross was called in to assist the family of six after the house was deemed a total loss.

Waterman estimated at least 50 firefighters were called to help battle the blaze, including crews from nearby Connecticut.

Water supply was an issue given the location of the fire, according to Waterman.

Neighbors described hearing what sounded like explosions.

“The first one [explosion] was they had a propane tank on their property, that discharged 10 minutes of us being on scene. The other explosion they heard was one of the fuel tanks on one of the vehicles parked outside,” said Waterman. “That tank, I’m not sure how much was in it but that was what ruptured.”

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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